Amazing how where you live in the world affects your outlook and outcome.
I have always enjoyed the outdoors, the woods and streams.
To this day it seems whenever we are on a trip or going from one place to another and we pass over a river or go through a forest, I have an urge to stop everything and take the time to explore the place.
Any place I have had opportunity to travel to, whether it was South America, Mexico,Canada, Alaska or my own back yard I have been curious about the habitat.
Here is a picture of a place I would spend hours at a time as a boy growing up in eastern Iowa.
I knew it as “the swamp” next to my first job at the Scott County Sportsman Club. Now it is known as Nahant Marsh.
What a great place to grow up as a child. Little did I realize at the time, but that place of adventure and exploring was a set up by God.
I found an amazing passage this morning out of Acts 17:26,27 that explains why we live where we do and why we live when we do.
According to Acts 17, God places us in certain geographical locations at certain times in history for a real specific reason.
“From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him.”
Pretty cool stuff ! From this perspective I conclude that where we live has a lot to do with how we live.
Here’s a little post script; About a mile away from Nahant Marsh is a church that was very instrumental in my pursuit and search for a real relationship with the Creator.