Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Garden in the Mountains

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! A little late this morning, but the household is finally up and ready to go!

Yesterday we had a wonderful thunderstorm, which poured rain for about thirty minutes. That added to the watering that I did yesterday morning, so all the plants slurped it up!

Since we went to Walmart in the morning, that was my daily walk, which is very different from the Park. We did ride down into the Park, and saw the peacock on the way in, but everything was quiet, and hot in the simmering heat. Not many people there, We saw an anhinga drying its wings on the banks and this morning, I listened to a mockingbird singing his songs high on a pole. God is good!

From the book Quiet Moments with God:

Matthew 6:28 NASB
Why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow. They do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.

After the mountains of Alaska begin shedding their heavy white coats, the tundra bursts forth in bloom. No one plants flowers on the mountainside, but the bloom of wildflowers is still as predictable as spring itself. Blue lupine, bright pink fireweed, and many other colorful varieties announce that winter has departed. Dark, gloomy days are gradually replaced with more and more light. By midsummer, the days extend almost until dawn. In the twilight's glow this mountain garden flourished along endless miles of pristine wilderness.

Every time the sun rises, the seasons change, and the flowers bloom, all of nature seems to be announcing, "God is faithful." In a world of human made chaos, God is dependable, not only in matters of creation, but in our personal lives as well. Remembering God's dependability is helpful, especially when circumstances are not going our way.

When divorce rips the marriage vows or the doctor diagnoses cancer or the telephone call delivers shocking news, we often wonder if God has forgotten us. Yet when we reflect upon the past events of our lives, we can trace His faithful provision. Just as He adorns the lilies of the field, He will take care of our concerns. So, we need not be anxious . When difficulties arise, we can pray, knowing the Master Gardener is always there, year in and year out.

Just as spring follows winter and renews a harsh landscape, our Jehovah Jireh---the Lord who provides--brings peace to still the turmoil in our hearts and newfound joy with the blessing of each day.

Finding God, you have no need to seek peace, for He himself is your peace.
Francis J. Roberts

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love.

Love and hugs,