Lord purge our eyes to see
Within the seed a tree,
Within the glowing egg a bird,
Within the shroud a butterfly,
Till, taught by such we see
Beyond all creatures thee
And harken to thy tender word
And hear its 'Fear not; it is I'
~ Christina Rossetti (1830 - 94) ~
Hello friends, I just wanted to share something wonderful with you.
On Christmas morning, my husband led me by the hand and said "Come with me I want to show you something". There just outside our bedroom window, was a birds nest, so beautifully crafted nestled amongst the branches of our old Wisteria vine. And wonder of wonders, mother bird sitting their so valiantly on her eggs. I don't know in my whole life that I have ever seen a bird on her nest so close up before.
I didn't take a photo as the glass on our old windows has a funny warp to it, and the image would be blurry, plus those particular windows need a clean. But just again this morning I took a peek, and she is still sitting there doing what she's designed to do. This brings me joy. Always whether it be things growing in the garden, or anything to do with nature, I am drawn ever closer to the heart of God. His word tells us that He reveals himself to us through creation and I have witnessed this time and time again. I feel so close to Him in these moments. I need more of these moments !
Oh God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship
with all living things, our brothers the animals
to whom thou gavest the earth as their home in
common with us.
~ Basil the Great (c.330 - 70 ) ~
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the Love from which our birth
Over and around us lies;
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our Sacrifice of Praise.
(Folliot S. Pierpoint 1835 - 1917)
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As this year is about to bow out, I pray blessings and peace over
anyone who stops by my little corner of the world wide web.
I pray you will draw near to God and see His face in and through His creation.
I pray that you too like I, will strive to tread carefully
on this earth designed and created for us,
That we'll be conscious of others that walk it with us,
be they small & furry or two legged.
I pray for a greater awareness of what is consumed and discarded,
knowing we are caretakers on this earth.
And lastly I pray we'll make every effort to be kind, in our words,
thoughts and deeds, serving one another in love ~ through the strength of our Lord.
Amen ~ Linda