The Church in the Woods by Leighton Ford

The Church in the Woods and the Woods in the Church

With three friends I visited St. John’s Church at the far end of Valle Crucis, near Boone, NC. The church was locked so we peered in and I took a photo through one of the side windows. When I opened the photo I was astounded to see the woods behind me standing inside the church! It was a trick of refraction through the glass! But it reminds me that the God of creation can be worshiped outside or inside, and that nature and redemption belong together.

“Then all the trees of the forest will sing.” Psalm 96:12

Watercolor • March 2020

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