May Photo Journal & Pondering

Here are some photos from my monthly wanderings and wonderings with the Lord.

Taking a moment to pause and not just smell the roses but also enjoy their beauty in contrast to and in community with the surrounding environment - plants, sidewalk, sky, soil. Soaking in the moment and all its wonder revealing God’s goodness, infinite attention to detail and ability to continually create new and beautiful life even in a broken and messy world.

Taking a moment to pause and not just smell the roses but also enjoy their beauty in contrast to and in community with the surrounding environment - plants, sidewalk, sky, soil. Soaking in the moment and all its wonder revealing God’s goodness, infinite attention to detail and ability to continually create new and beautiful life even in a broken and messy world.

In the center of this flower, a tiny little bee is busy harvesting nectar to be used in the creation of honey. As I watch this little bee go about his business, I am in awe of how complex and yet simple God’s design is. It is simple because both the bee and the flower simply do what comes natural to them. It is complex because they are two vastly different creatures who are unable to communicate with one another yet together they collaborate to create food (honey) for another wholly different creature (human beings). It’s a delicate design that is strong enough to withstand wind and storm and eons of time.

In the center of this flower, a tiny little bee is busy harvesting nectar to be used in the creation of honey. As I watch this little bee go about his business, I am in awe of how complex and yet simple God’s design is. It is simple because both the bee and the flower simply do what comes natural to them. It is complex because they are two vastly different creatures who are unable to communicate with one another yet together they collaborate to create food (honey) for another wholly different creature (human beings). It’s a delicate design that is strong enough to withstand wind and storm and eons of time.

Tilting my head to catch a sunset and stand in awe as I delight in another opportunity to watch God paint the sky for me, moment to moment. I never tire of marveling at His creativity and seeking His creativity in the place where He has planted me. In these moments, I feel so safely tucked away in the shelter of His wings - warm, cozy and comforted with the heartbeat of His peace and joy.

Tilting my head to catch a sunset and stand in awe as I delight in another opportunity to watch God paint the sky for me, moment to moment. I never tire of marveling at His creativity and seeking His creativity in the place where He has planted me. In these moments, I feel so safely tucked away in the shelter of His wings - warm, cozy and comforted with the heartbeat of His peace and joy.

Here, I stand and reflect on the reflection of the clouds in the stream, these atmospheric wanderers in the sky. Clouds take shape and transform and move to wherever the Lord sends them and to do whatever He has purposed for them to do. In a way, the Spirit-led life is like that - yielding to the leading of the Spirit, sensitive to the reshaping and refining touch of the Potter’s hands, moving in rhythm with the breath of God that blows us wherever He purposes, whenever He wills and to do whatever His heart invites us to do.

Here, I stand and reflect on the reflection of the clouds in the stream, these atmospheric wanderers in the sky. Clouds take shape and transform and move to wherever the Lord sends them and to do whatever He has purposed for them to do. In a way, the Spirit-led life is like that - yielding to the leading of the Spirit, sensitive to the reshaping and refining touch of the Potter’s hands, moving in rhythm with the breath of God that blows us wherever He purposes, whenever He wills and to do whatever His heart invites us to do.

I am humbled by the power of God’s limitless creativity. Every sunset is unique. Even more than this, every second of every sunset is a unique act of creativity. This gentle yet fiery sunset reminds me that that same creative power is at work in every second of every aspect of my life. The beauty of the sunset pales in comparison to the beauty the Lord sees in me and the beauty I am discovering in Him.

I am humbled by the power of God’s limitless creativity. Every sunset is unique. Even more than this, every second of every sunset is a unique act of creativity. This gentle yet fiery sunset reminds me that that same creative power is at work in every second of every aspect of my life. The beauty of the sunset pales in comparison to the beauty the Lord sees in me and the beauty I am discovering in Him.