May 12, 2015

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made


We are:

            Fearfully and wonderfully made.1
The apple of God’s eye.2
         Precious and honored in His sight.3
               Loved with an everlasting love.4
         Chosen before the creation of the world.5
               Created in His image.6
          Engraved on the palms of His hands.7
    This defies human comprehension!
Psalm 139:14; Zechariah 2:8; Isaiah 43:4; Jeremiah 31:3;
Ephesians 1:4; Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 49:16
Photos: Black-Crowned Night Heron/
Saturday Sunset-Norfolk Botanical Garden
Previously posted 1/16/2011

May 7, 2015

Sunsets

I have been taking extra time recently to be aware of the beauty of nature around me. Somehow, each evening, the sunsets seem more and more amazing. This photo was just another demonstration, and as I watched the day slip silently into night, I reflected on the words of the Apostle Paul “do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.1” Immediately ;my heart breathed this prayer:
Father, help me to replace anger with kindness, compassion, and patience, with myself, and with others,
                     Amen!
1. Ephesians 4:26
Photo: Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.
Previously posted 11/8/10