Further, we are life seekers, ambitious for everything beautiful it provides. We love walking along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and its unspeakable beauty.
During summer, we are often found on high elevations of the mountain to walk the high path above the treeline, where the air is rarefied and benumbs exposed skin, but only there, the majestic views are never ending.
At times, deep within the shadow of the old growth forest, our search for the solitude we desire is rewarded with a quietness that is found nowhere else, especially so in the rain or when we unexpectedly come upon an intimate moment with a doe nursing her fawn. Stopping to watch in awe as the the moment grown into minutes and which minutes turn into a lifetime of memories.
However, it is during winter when we frequent the desert, taking steps among the cactus, the dunes and the Joshua tree, where we experience an abundance of both profoundness and simplicity.
From time to time, when we come upon the roads end, we continue, oar in hand into the backwater to heighten our appreciation for the variety of wildlife and waterscapes encompassed within this part of creation, always endeavoring to explore, learn, and live at one with it.
Too, we are righteousness seekers and always ready to welcome fellowship with, and desirous of sharing with those, who like our selves have the same inner decency, good character and rectitude.
Many of us have forsaken previous city dwellings because living therein has become too grievous for us to endure, leaving that bulwark of filth and sin, desiring never to return there again. Instead, we have taken to the back roads, those very pathways that help us to explore the way as we continue seeking for truth, always striving to find the answers to our questions about life.
Our heart is saddened only because of the fact that we have yet to find the secret to the real life and this sadness is as much a part of our life as is our laughter. To share our sadness with someone we love is perhaps as great a joy as we will ever know—unless it be to share our laughter.
Most important I say, we are meekness seekers, desirous to be taught by Almighty God, and as such, pray to Him that He may find us worthy of receiving His concealment during His coming anger and destruction of wickedness.
Furthermore, we pray to Him that He bring us home unto his real life. To be in the paradise here on the earth is our most treasured hope for our future.
(1 Timothy 6:19)
As we journey, much wax must needs be burned to provide light for reading His Word. Yes, we can not but learn much from the experiences on these two juxtaposing paths; the path afoot and the path traveling upon the pages of the Bible.
—Tommy Michel 1979