Ecclesiastes 6:11 (NLT) states, “The more words you speak, the less they mean. So what good are they?”
I like the simplicity of the blue and white columbine combined with the simple and eloquent words, ‘God is…so good.’ What more do I need to say for what could I say better than God is so good? Praise His Name!
Fortescue, New Jersey on the Delaware Bay.
The verse from Philippians I used in the photograph begins with these amazing words…
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.”
Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
These Gerbera Daisies were found on a salvage table at a produce stand. Broken, insect-eaten, leaves riddled with tears and browning edges, they were one step away from the compost bin. I gathered them up and with a bit of Tender-Loving-Care, a larger pot, and fresh soil, they began to thrive in a matter of days.
I’m reminded of how Christ Jesus rescued me from the salvage table of sin and made me a new creation in Him. In His Tender-Loving-Care my old nature is washed away and changed into a brand new thing by His cleansing power.
“Thank you Lord Jesus for your love and care for me. Amen.”
Late winter/early spring often finds me walking with camera in hand, taking photographs of nature as God awakens the earth from sleep. This year, as I walked, in the distance, across a creek, I spotted this gnarled tree, glowing like a finely carved castle in the light. I jumped that small body of water, without taking into account that I am near sixty years old now. Thankfully, I made it over and was able to get a close-up look and photograph of the tree. It obviously was the resting place of a small animal. The leaves were gathered in the dark recesses, a dry bed for a tiny animal on winter nights. I am reminded that the same God who provides for creatures large and small watches over me and is my Deliverer in times of trouble.
Photographed at Alcyon Lake Park in Pitman, New Jersey