“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.”
– Robert Lynd
Photo by Bob McCoy
A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”
― Marianne Williamson
Photo by Jean Pike
I Will Praise Him
When I saw the cleansing fountain,
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.
Tho’ the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay. [Refrain]
Blessed be the name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin. [Refrain]
Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One! [Refrain]
Hymn: Margaret J. Harris (1898)
Photo: Bob McCoy (1986)
This makes me think. When we are heavy we still bow before Him. Because He is all, He is still there, He never leaves even when it seems like the weight of the world has got us. We bow, seek and worship Him. I love nature and the beauty it brings. I love the connections I can make.
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalm 95:6
Photo and Reflection by Jennifer Ruggles