Beyond The Trees

Beyond The Trees

As with the morning dew,
Glimmering in the sun,
Until the earth, a kiss,
We sink, yet rise
High, beyond the trees.
~ D.F.

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“For the whole world before you is as the least grain of the balance, and as a drop of the morning dew, that falls down upon the earth:

But you have mercy upon all, because you can do all things, and overlook the sins of men for the sake of repentance.”
~ Wisdom 11:22-23

Heavenly

Heaven and the Bee

Perhaps this little bee can give us a glimpse of heaven?

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Bursting with life,
not barely,

Ever so busy,
yet not fretting,

One at home,
Hearts resting.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

~ St Augustine of Hippo
(13 Nov 354 – 20 Aug 430)

+ May the souls of our dearly departed find eternal rest. Amen. +

All Souls Day
2 November 2013

Light

His Light

Silhouette of leaves,

Framed against the sky.

Their darkness speak ever so clearly,

Here is His Glory,

Here is His Light.

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“… that you may announce the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

1 Peter 2:9

The Leper

The Leper

Beneath our bright veneer of normalcy, respectability and even elegance,

A leper yet cowers in the shadows.

For like these linen white leaves which cannot produce food,

We too have often lost our humanity by failing to identify with the poor and unfortunate.

Who can heal us?

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And a leper came to Jesus, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”

And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.

~ Mark 1:40-42

Upside Down

Upside Down

La vita è bella (Life is beautiful) …

But more so when our world seems to have been turned upside down!

It simply means that God has a grander design in the pipeline and major remodelling is in order. 🙂

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” … they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”

Acts of the Apostles 17:6

Photo:
The same flower in normal and upside down position.

Bruise

Bruise

Ever ready to advance his cause, the devil thoughtfully schemes the rot.

And what is just now a bruise to the ego, festers into a stinking sore upon the soul.

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“For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.”
~ Ephesians 6:12

The Gilded Tongue

The Gilded Tongue

Beware of the gilded tongue belonging to that wretched, the father of lies!

His words can easily persuade us, not because they are truthful or eloquent,

but simply because he repeats for our listening,
the very words that he has heard from the dark within us.

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“He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.”
~ John 8:44

“A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil;
for from the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
~ Luke 6:45