Time away and birth of a healthy baby granddaughter. Mother and child well. Gratitude and thankfulness. The blog today is looking at something outside of the fullness of personal Grace and wellbeing.
This thin tree is the only survivor of a massive forestry harvesting which has transformed what has been the beautiful and much appreciated walking paths I have enjoyed for many years.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
In the midst of this decimation of everything around the sight of this surviving tree and its unique shape brought me to prayer. So much devastation in our world yet, always, always there is HOPE.
As it once was – Many, many, years of walking and meditations and prayers.
Where I now walk………..One touch of new life on the way…………..
I found a pocket of wild ferns……….this was my first sign of HOPE.
But the next day when I saw the one survivor pathetic cross-shaped tree I was deeply stirred. Now the walk has new impetus. I will not look around and bemoan what was but look forward once more to what may yet be in the future.
This is the seed of HOPE I would like to leave with you today. Rejoice in HOPE. Always look for the ‘better’ even when you can only see the bleak /gloomy or sad.
Think on this……..Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and circumstances become of comparatively little account…… Hannah Whitall Smith
Blessings and Grace to you each one. Marvel today at something beautiful you find on your way and delight in this.
There is always Joy to be found around us…even in the ashes!! Hugs to you for pointing this out to all of us…
I needed this today!