Hilltop view

As I stood at the peak of the hill behind my neighborhood, heavy with breath after running, I admired the great beauty of each surrounding town. It was twilight, and, as a preview of the stars that would soon sparkle above, the lights below indicated people still hustling and bustling around while the daylight faded. A refreshing breeze blew and added to an impressive view.

I had returned home for spring break from college and had been keeping active by running through my neighborhood each day that week. Each run I went on finished with an exhausting trek up a seemingly never-ending hill. While I ran, I took time to give gratitude for the day and reaffirm the close, unbreakable relationship that I have with God, as His creation.

Was I really the only one experiencing beauty and fulfillment in those moments?

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