For, thirty years I have walked in the nearby forest. A pine forest but with unique trails and pockets of shady peace. In years past I had the companionship of children and dogs. it was simple but I loved the place. This year, they harvested ALL the trees. Acre after acre was levelled and the shock of adapting to the different circumstances often caused my heart to grieve for ‘what was past’.
Then, I saw hidden at the top of a gully a small patch of colour. It was a bit of a struggle, but I scrambled up the bank. I lifted up a piece of bark and there it was. Bursting forth in brilliant colour – the triumphant gold of Australian bush colour was this hidden gem.
Like HOPE it impacted my day!
Once again, I have been powerfully reminded that in all the circumstances of our lives, Jesus came to point the Way always to the Promise of Hope for ‘better‘.
Blessings and Love.