The following are actual responses from comment cards given to the staff members at the wilderness area of a national park.
-Trails need to be reconstructed so they don’t go uphill.
-Too many bugs, spiders and spider webs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the areas of these pests.
-Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them.
-A small deer came into my camp and stole my jar of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed?
-Reflectors need to be placed on trees every 50 feet so people can hike at night with flashlights.
-Escalators would help on steep uphill sections.
-A McDonald's would be nice at the trailhead.
-The places where trails do not exist are not well marked.
We look at the list and chuckle that these responses simply show that people don’t really understand what the wilderness park is all about. It’s not designed to be Disneyland! They are missing out on the beauty and challenge of the outdoors!
I imagine that our Heavenly Father has much the same reaction to our complaints. He shakes His majestic head and says, “They don’t understand that difficulties may be blessings. They don’t understand that I am with them. They don’t understand that when I am in their lives, nothing else much matters. “