March Musings and Meditations

 
Gazing up with the Birds of Paradise - This view gives me pause to think about how humbling myself gives me new perspectives of creation and humanity that I would never have from looking down on those things. I am reminded that humility isn’t about humiliation. Instead, for me, it’s about meeting people where they are (not asking them to come up to where I am), serving those that often go unseen or unacknowledged (and in so doing, seeing what Love looks like) and gaining new and deeper understanding of who God is.

Gazing up with the Birds of Paradise - This view gives me pause to think about how humbling myself gives me new perspectives of creation and humanity that I would never have from looking down on those things. I am reminded that humility isn’t about humiliation. Instead, for me, it’s about meeting people where they are (not asking them to come up to where I am), serving those that often go unseen or unacknowledged (and in so doing, seeing what Love looks like) and gaining new and deeper understanding of who God is.

Bee in Paradise - I think bees are so cute! And they play an important role in creation by pollinating countless flowers that beautify our world and making honey, which is delicious! Also, honey is half of what the Promised Land is made of (milk and honey). I look forward to the world to come when we are reunited to creation as we were in the garden before the Fall and there is no more fear separating us from each other.

Bee in Paradise - I think bees are so cute! And they play an important role in creation by pollinating countless flowers that beautify our world and making honey, which is delicious! Also, honey is half of what the Promised Land is made of (milk and honey). I look forward to the world to come when we are reunited to creation as we were in the garden before the Fall and there is no more fear separating us from each other.

Arc de Fleur - Luscious colors of delicate flowers against a cool, crisp blue sky. It’s hard to comprehend that all this is for my delight. God created all of this just for me to enjoy it and delight in Who He Is as a creator. It’s amazing to me that He is my Friend who delights in seeing me delighted. That is both exhilaratingly wonderful and monumentally humbling.

Arc de Fleur - Luscious colors of delicate flowers against a cool, crisp blue sky. It’s hard to comprehend that all this is for my delight. God created all of this just for me to enjoy it and delight in Who He Is as a creator. It’s amazing to me that He is my Friend who delights in seeing me delighted. That is both exhilaratingly wonderful and monumentally humbling.

Tree Lounging - I love the casual curiosity in this adorable squirrel’s eyes! He is perfectly safe, resting comfortably and peering nonchalantly at me. I so need to remember that this is how I too was created to live - perfectly safe in the Lord, resting in the shelter of His wings and unintimidated by anyone or anything around me, knowing full well that the Lord is my Protector, Provider, Comforter and so much more.

Tree Lounging - I love the casual curiosity in this adorable squirrel’s eyes! He is perfectly safe, resting comfortably and peering nonchalantly at me. I so need to remember that this is how I too was created to live - perfectly safe in the Lord, resting in the shelter of His wings and unintimidated by anyone or anything around me, knowing full well that the Lord is my Protector, Provider, Comforter and so much more.

Light Filtering Canopy - As i pause underneath this tree canopy, I can’t help but think about how small I am in comparison to much of creation. And yet, God placed humanity at the top of creation - to rule and reign over everything. We made a mess of things pretty quick with the Fall. But the Lord still trusts us to steward the earth and all that is in it. He still gives us free will to choose what we will do, how we will invest His gifts and how we will impact the world in which we live. I am stunned at His decision to trust us, still and after all we’ve done. But He has good plans and we are somehow a part of that good plan. His mercy truly carries me through each day and gives me new life with each breath. And new things to ponder about Him.

Light Filtering Canopy - As i pause underneath this tree canopy, I can’t help but think about how small I am in comparison to much of creation. And yet, God placed humanity at the top of creation - to rule and reign over everything. We made a mess of things pretty quick with the Fall. But the Lord still trusts us to steward the earth and all that is in it. He still gives us free will to choose what we will do, how we will invest His gifts and how we will impact the world in which we live. I am stunned at His decision to trust us, still and after all we’ve done. But He has good plans and we are somehow a part of that good plan. His mercy truly carries me through each day and gives me new life with each breath. And new things to ponder about Him.