When the floods of life come, Jesus is the bridge that carries me across to the other side.
Thank you God for those who have been by my side and walked across that bridge with me.
“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows….” Isaiah 53:4
A butterfly perched on a grandson’s hand. What an exquisite gift of God’s goodness, the beauty and delicacy of the butterfly upon the hand of a cherished grandson.
Psalm 23 “……my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
As I gaze at Grandma standing knee deep in the Zinnias, I want to be there- drinking in the moment- stopping the raging current of time, enjoying the colors, the scents, Grandma’s touch, Grandma’s cheer.
Thank you God for Grandma’s love of flowers and for passing that love on to me.
Thank you for her cheerful heart and always smile.
Thank you Lord, thank you!
With the coming of the new year, I have needed a refreshing of my devotional time. With that in mind, I picked up Ann Vostcamp’s “One Thousand Gifts Devotional”.
So because of the inspiration and graces that she has helped me to see, my blog will be a chronicle of the God given gifts that I find in the everyday.
My goal: 1,000 thank yous in the year.
1. Thank you God. You could have given us a black and white world but instead, your loving hand gave us color- bold and vibrant.
As I look out my window on a cold and snowy day, these words come to mind-
“Isaiah ’twas foretold it,
the Rose I have in mind.
Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright,
She bore to us a Savior.
When half spent was the night.
This flower,whose fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air.
Dispels with glorious splendor
the darkness everywhere.
True man, yet very God
from sin and death He saves us
and lightness every load.
It came, a floweret bright,
amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.”
from “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming”
This was the view from my living room window 2 years ago.
I have since moved, so no more deer, no more woods and no more giant Christmas tree centered in the bay window.
And my view this Christmas?
A lovely city park, neighbors walking their dogs and children sledding down the hills.
A different view but the same perspective.
1 Timothy 6: 17b “Set your hopes…. on God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
I get so busy that I miss it
the wonder and beauty
all around me
How many are your works,O Lord!
In wisdom You made them all! Psalm 104:24
and He loves us