Volunteering at Tejas is more than having “Hands at Work and Heart on God”. Experiencing God in nature reaches the very root of who we are as believers. This is the story about what compels us as followers of Christ and where that passion takes us.
Being at Tejas, as a family, we receive the blessing of standing in the presence of God through the mastery of His creation. It’s a time spent with him that beckons us to draw nearer – a calling to something greater. And that transforms Tejas, where we put our hands to work, to stand for something more than any other place can possess. It is sanctified – set apart – belonging to and derived from that divine power only God can exhibit. Ralph Waldo Emerson eloquently scripted in nature, “Nature is the symbol of spirit.” We have always been lured to the beauty and majesty of nature; and as the body of Christ are drawn to the spirit – so nature and spirit in one inspires us to look deeper. God seems to be concealed inside every flock of trees, along a narrow path, within the wind itself, throughout the meadow, in a clap of thunder, the song of each bird, and in the hearts of everyone here. God is inviting us to be with him and humble ourselves to a stewardship of his sanctuary and the ministry that is formed from that. God’s reflection exists in nature and as believers and lovers of Christ we can choose to not only be inspired; but impassioned to share our experiences and visions with others. To be at Tejas working and “listening” brings an unforgettable message to ones heart. Just to experience God’s presence in nature provides us as believers a spiritual haven. “The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship”.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, ”Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God:’ –Isaiah 40:3