My first response to the idea of a communal ' worship ' walk was not to go! I love the ' big outdoors ' and at best feel part of it when on my own...In this I was proved wrong.
There was space to chose when 'to share' or when to 'just Be', and when no particular discovery caught our attention there was still a sense of fellowship. We enjoyed the peaceful beauty of a Spring woodland with people of like mind .
I think it was St Augustine who said 'Time is not a linear thing for with God all things are now'. An interesting thought but for us in experiencing the present we know God’s Word says 'Behold I make all things new', so within Creation there is continual growth. As we explored pathways on the walk we discovered new things and I thought of the sap which flows unseen through the Winter months and then we have Spring. It is a wonder to me and is so like the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Spring Worship Walk in Ashwellthorpe Woods
by Nicki Waterworth
I was inspired by the sheer abundance of colours and textures in the woods as seen in this photo.
And here is my interpretation of this beautiful scene:
More photos taken by participants:-