To get a feel for Bucharest and the people here, I’ve taken to wandering the streets. Today, I got an early start and headed out to Parcul Titan. It’s a massive park in the middle of the city and gave me a great opportunity to spend some time in prayer and reading the Bible. By American standards, Parcul Titan is dirty. It’s not horribly dirty, but the idea of “Leave No Trace” doesn’t really ever seem to show up in Bucharest. The park has a ton of cool toys for kids to play on, a massive lake, and a whole bunch of old guys in European style swimwear (click with caution).
But I went to Parcul Titan today not to people-watch or play on the fun toys but to spend some time with God. Between all the travel, the hot weather, and living with my way-too-fun nieces, my last few times set aside with God haven’t been very, well, deep. So I headed out today at 6:30 a.m. and hopped on the subway heading to the park for some much-needed time simply loving Jesus.