Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Forget-Me-Nots

Delicate and dainty

Just a touch of blue on these.
Only a glimpse of what they are meant to be.

Bringing beauty and joy in the wrong place and time.
My winter window sill.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

God Sees Me in Faith

                        Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
                                                                                                                        (Hebrews 11:1)

Last Sunday during worship I was feeling quite disappointed in myself. I have such high hopes, and then there’s what I really do. I need to learn to not be so idealistic, but that’s for another post. I was asking God how it could be that he doesn’t see me like I see me. He sees me in the righteousness of Jesus – perfect, holy, blameless (1 Corinthians 1:30 & Philippians 3:9).

                I can’t see you the way you do. If I saw you the way you do you would be stuck forever. I must see you as you will be, as I created you to be, or you would have no hope.

Then he showed me a butterfly. A butterfly is a new creation of a caterpillar. I am in Christ. I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). The butterfly may not remember its former self. It certainly doesn’t over think things like I tend to do. It comes out of its cocoon a new creatures and it acts like it. It flys, it eats different. I too often still act like a caterpillar. However, no matter how much I act like a caterpillar, or my old unredeemed self, I am a new creation. By God’s grace I will believe the miracle he has done and learn to act like it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunset on the Lake

 So beautiful.
Sunset on the lake.