Be Still

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As I view this photo, it takes me back to the chilly fall day I had taken my daughters to Guadalupe River State Park.  It was too cold to swim that day, but in my mind’s eye, I crawled over the gnarled tree roots as I had done many times before.  Carefully and slowly I made my way to the water.

I was barefoot and anticipated first touch of the water on my bare toes. They tingled as I slid my foot into the water, big toe first testing the temperature.  It was cool against my skin. I placed both feet into the bubbling, gurgling river as the water fully surrounded me. Making room for me. Welcoming me.  My feet sank slowly into the sandy, murky mud that enveloped my feet completely.  They have disappeared into the bed of the river. Every now and then, if I wiggle my toes, they reappear above the mud.

Small minnows ,dart to and fro, between my legs, tickling me with their tiny bodies as they search for their next meal.

Water, aimlessly floats and meanders lazily, as I bask in the sunshine not wanting the quiet solace to end.

I am overwhelmed by the many colors that my eyes behold. I am thankful as my senses are fully ignited by the beauty surrounding me, engulfing me, protecting me, shielding me. I am relaxed in the beauty of God’s creation.

I am still before Him. I know that He is God.

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Have patience

 

 

getting old

Sometimes it is hard to wait. persevereSometimes you feel like ya just gotta get deeper into the hole just to try to figure out…

come outThere is nothing there. Just a hint of what you are trying to gain.

patientIn the end, you are right back where you started.

WAITING.

Let us wait on the Lord. Trust that He will provide all that we need.

Psalm 27:14 (GNT)

Trust in the Lord.
Have faith, do not despair.
Trust in the Lord.

 

 

 

The surprise guest

As I snapped pictures of this rainbow, I was just in awe of it’s beauty! I was also reminded of God’s promise  and thankful for the ways He has blessed us. I did not however see the second rainbow until I loaded the pictures to my computer. It was a surprise guest!
Thank you Lord for eyes to see your beauty.

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