Created to be and do.

Spending time in Costa Rica, I was very contemplative on a lot. The scenery was breathtaking and awe-inspiring. My God created it! He created the mountains, the ocean, the skies, the flowers. His Creation, just simply put, brings me to my knees.

It is not even the Creation. But God has also created us to enjoy it, to take part in it and be…to be beings of joy. We were able to go snorkeling in the water. Though the water was not perfectly clear, I was able to see fish and creatures of all sorts of colors. Again, God’s marvelous Creation. Later, we had planned on going zip-lining through the mountain jungle. That particularly excited me because it was something I got to cross off my bucket list. Yes, I seriously have a list. Anyway, to zip-line we hiked up the mountain- which I loved- then zip-lined down. Hanging high above the tree line causes adrenaline to flow through the body. I loved it! It was so exhilarating. At the end of the zip-line, the guides gave 3 of us an opportunity to do a free-fall jump. I immediately seized the moment. It was a free-fall off a 70-foot tower. It was similar to bungee jumping, only my waist had the harness, not my feet. Standing atop the tower, it was somewhat scary, only because I knew I had to jump to get down. Jumping meant plunging to the ground then getting slingshot back up. Honestly, it was one of the greatest rushes of my life. I believe God has created us, his Creation, to enjoy this earth- that includes things like zip-lining and bungee jumping. It may seem crazy, but I believe it can even honor God. God says my life is meant to be lived in abundance and joy, to his glory.

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