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Tuesday, November 1

November 1, 2011


The lyrics to the song, "Sunrise Sunset" are flitting thru my mind this morning.

Sunrise, sunset
Quickly fly the years.
One season following another.
Laden with happiness
And tears . . .

This dried up seed head - of a beautiful Queen Anne's Lace flower from this past summer is a reminder of how quickly time flies . . . but in it - I see hope for tomorrow.

One of my favorite things of this time of year - are these seed heads. There isn't much outward beauty of them now. It is brown and shriveled, even decayed in parts, but looking deeper - into the journey that it has traveled, it once had a beautiful and delicate form, pleasing to the eye, nectar for nature . . . and now in it's present state ... it is hope for the future, with the promise of many more flowers to come.

A lesson for me this morning . . . to look past outward appearances, to find beauty within that has been brought on by the experiences and journeys traveled, to see hope for the future . . . because of the promises of God.

Revelation 21:5
"Behold, I am making all things new. And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
And now another song is in my heart:

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!




2 comments:

Dorothy said...

Beautiful post! I love that last song and my favorite line is, Morning by morning, new mercies I see"!!!!

Kerri said...

Great post and fantastic image! I love these dried flowers also.