Christian Connection to Nature – Samantha Grayson.
When I converted to Christianity, I distanced myself from many of my new age and pagan friends. Later though I re-connected with some of them, and explained I was now a Christian…
Some of them were surprised, but they all accepted my choice. Yet, many of them commented on the fact that, ‘maybe I could still have a connection to nature.’
I had expected all kinds of responses, but the comments about nature I hadn’t expected that. Then I remembered when I first read about paganism I felt, ‘that is so me.’ It seemed like it was the only path for a nature lover. Christianity seemed unconnected to nature.
So, has my relationship with nature changed since I converted to Christianity? Yes, it has, it has become deeper. Now I see how nature works together, how it is big masterpiece created by God.
Being a Christian has meant I have learnt more about nature, because I am no longer looking for what the spiritual meaning is. An owl is an owl, not a totem animal trying to send me a message.
Being a Christian means that I can still care about the environment. It is after all God’s creation. Christians still have to take responsibility for their actions. They have to answer to God, and explain what they did to his creation.
Being a Christian has given me new eyes so that I see nature in a different way.
My love for this wonderful world has grown.