It Began With Chestnut Lake
In my college days I was very active|
And one of my favorite things to do was hike,
So, on the first day of fall when the air was crisp
I would ride to the bottom of my favorite trail on my bike.
The trail took me up to a cliff overlooking Chestnut Lake
As I hiked, I enjoyed the singing of the birds that kept me company
And when I reached the top of the hill I stood on the cliff in awe
Taking in the serene beauty of the lake surrounded by trees.
A glorious array of colored leaves dressed their branches
As they were mirrored in the still waters of the lake,
My heart was filled with gratitude as I took in the view
Thanking god for having created such splendor for my sake.
So when Iím in trouble where do I go?
I find a place like Chestnut Lake to be with god and feel free,
To talk with him about my troubles whatever they are
And to ask him to work things through with me.
Iíve had many challenges in my life
That have made me feel so lost and all alone,
Iíve reached out to God during many of these times
But I didnít always have enough faith that he would help me
So, he opened up my heart and let his love be known.
I know that God will listen to my prayers
Wherever I may be,
It's just that I feel at peace...
And more at home when Iím in nature
As if God is walking close to me.
So, I pray for peace when I am here
And for those in need around this world I plea,
That they may feel your love as I do, Lord
And know, that it is your forgiveness that makes us free.
For the 'In trouble where_________go' Challenge
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