Brocken spectres, mountains and the unexpected

I love chilling out in the mountains and relaxing with God. So when both activities happen at the same time I am in my element!

God seems to be asking me to relax with him more and more. I just sit down and enjoy his company, praise him for his creation and even share a joke with him.

Last week I was having a chuckle with God down the garden and a sparrow came and perched on my elbow, that is certainly a first for me!

I love the unexpected in the mountains, twice I have seen a brocken spectre…….that is when you see a large shadow of yourself on a misty cloud bank below you, when the sun is directly behind you.
The first time was on the top of Crib Goch in the 1980’s and the second time was about 4 years ago when I was on a cycle ride in the Yorkshire Wolds.

In my experence the best views in the mountains are unexpected and happen when I have left my camera at home!

The Christian life is about having a close friendship with God, this includes relaxing with him and expecting the unexpected?