I like to go down to the pond in the morning to feel close to Jesus. I think that there are a few reasons why the pond works so well. I drive down through a windy, tree-lined road that sets the stage for coming apart to be with Him. Suddenly the windy path breaks into an opening and the pond is spread before me. It's like I am coming out of the windy and narrow thoughts of my own mind and into the openness and grandness of His. On a bright morning like today the pond surface is a mirror that reflects sky, sun and shoreline. The pond is a place of reflection for me...to reflect on where I am and where I am going...to consider needs to pray for and to be still before Him. Perhaps, most interestingly, the pond is one of the few physical things I can see that is absolutely level. It is not only perfectly flat...it can be trusted to be a reliable measure of the horizon. I need to realign my vision with something that is true every morning. And I need to realign my inner person...thoughts, heart, attitude with the only One who is true.
Luke 6:17 When they came down from the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area