Very often lots of people live in their own cocoon. Others are on their way as they create their own world, giving preference to another world than the ones they view.
How many are willing to go out into the world wondering what they are doing there and questioning if they would not better do something to that world which is turning around like it should not be.
Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Soms heb ik het gevoel dat ik daadwerkelijk op de verkeerde planeet ben.
Category Archives: Nature
For many months we wait to be warmed,
Till leaves have blossomed and bees have swarmed,
The winter, cold and bleak and long,
Finally is submerged under a blanket of song.
As birds rush out and insects thrive,
Us humans grab our cars and drive,
To places full of sand and fun,
Our summer of love has just begun.
And as the evenings draw out wide,
Our barbecues fire up outside,
As parties start and drinks will flow,
And sun tan lotion helps our new tans grow.
We emerge into the summer bright,
Absorb the heat and sweat through each night,
We cherish every moment with ease,
Just waiting for a summer breeze.
All to often too many people are looking for God in far away places, whilst His wonders can be seen around us. Man may have been banned from Gan Eden, not living in a Royal Garden any more, but the Divine Creator still lets mankind feel and see what could be part of his living world.
Sources, streams, rivers, flowers and trees bear witness to His Glory.
This weekend, as you are reading this, I am camping with my church family. I have been looking forward to this for weeks because this is my first vacation from my job since September.
Some people hate the outdoors, but even though I grew up in the suburbs, I have always had a deep connection with nature. The outdoors has been my quiet space to think and get out of my normal activities;It is the place I go to relax and it is also one of the few places I feel closest to God.
God created everything around us, including ourselves and the people around us. He made a beautiful garden for the first people to enjoy and live in. While they did not last in the garden God created, the beauty in nature has never gone away. Nowadays, some people have to search hard and long for a place…
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House Finch On Old Rusty Wheel — Image by kenne
Kindness to Animals
Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live:
Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home,—
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song;
Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair,
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day;
The little lark goes soaring high.
To the bright windows of the sky,
Singing as if ’twere always spring,
And fluttering on an untired wing,—
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
(traditional gaelic blessing)
Text & image source: Harmony