Saturday, January 1, 2011
I saw this picture and I just loved it, looking down a street,
with the snow falling and the light of the street lights giving
the illumination to the snow. The picture is in black and white
and the only thing I am aware of is the the snow falling and I can
imagine the the sound of silence. Then it dawns on me, it was not silent,
there was the person with the camera, who saw it all.
What I love about winter, is that even in the leaves that
have turned brown now, there is life that comes up and the leaves
gave warmth so the seed could grow. I always like that about growing
things, just when you thought winter was here to stay, green,
Even though it was raining and it was cold, for a tiny bit,
the sun glowed in the sky. I was happy for it's brief light.
I am always thankful in the winter for sunlight.
With winter here I have to look so hard for flowers. I was
so happy to find a pink Camellia. I don't really like pink flowers
or even camellias but in the winter I am happy for this one.
That is why it is still in the flowerbed. I remember in the summer
how much joy it gave when the days were dark and cold.
The winter sun shining through the limbs on this twisty tree.
I love how the limbs grow and twist and turn. Just a few
thoughts I had today.
Now some thoughts from Someone whose thoughts matter.
" For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," plans
to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"God already knows every single thing that every minute of every hour
of every day of every week of every month of this year
will hold for you."
(God's pattern for Good," Taken from a cassette.)
God's plans are not necessarily your plans,
God's timing is very seldom our timing.
He wants us to learn to wait, to be silent before Him,
to trust Him for this day's needs of whatever sort.
(Forget Me Not, a cassette series)
I hope the first day of 1-1-11 was a good day.