It's vacation time and thousands of people are flocking to our national parks. We are blessed in this country to have so many wonderful parks to visit, but have you ever wondered who was responsible for these parks? You might think the government, the Congress, or the President, but most of the credit can go to one man whose passion influenced the aforementioned entities.
In 1867, 29-year-old John Muir lived in Indiana and worked in a factory that made wagon wheels. When a tool he was using slipped and hit his eye, he was blind for several months. Yet, he regained his sight six months later and with it, a desire to follow his dream of studying botany, a subject he’d enjoyed in college. During his months without sight, Muir feared being “closed forever to God’s beauty,” called the healing “a resurrection,” and planned to “devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.”
So, what are your favorite parks? Are you planning to visit them this summer?