Monday, September 23, 2013

God Reaching Out

"....If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in nature and will realize that it is holy and sacred.  We will see God reaching out to us in every wind that blows, every sunrise and sunset, every cloud in the sky, every flower that blooms, and every leaf that fades, if we will only begin to use our starved imagination to visualize it...."Taken from Oswald Chambers My Utmost For His Highest.

"Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things..." (Isaiah 40:26)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Muddy Waters

As I looked at these pictures from our adventure last weekend I realized how true it is to keep our eyes lifted up to the hills and not look at the muddy water around us.  As you see in some of these pictures there were markers or buoys to guide us on the trip...that is until we got so far!  We knew where we were headed but not sure how to get there.  We had the choice to turn around to the certainty of the buoys or keep our eyes on the distant hills and keep going.  We were never in danger, but felt uncertain if we would find the opening to the next channel.  It had recently rained 5" in a short time, thus causing muddy water, and the cold wind was blowing up waves.  Thankfully we had a depth finder because we soon realized we were in 2 feet of water. With the help of a few great friends we kept cautiously looking ahead and not behind.  We finally saw the marker we needed and were again on course...seeing more of God's beauty around us.

Psalm 121:1-2  "I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD the Maker of heaven and earth."

Hebrew 12:2  ..."fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and protector of our faith"....