I was walking along the lonely forest road – all the trees are now new-growth – the road I once walked looks totally different to where I walked with our dogs in the past. I peered into the distance.
I could see a white object beside the road. I wondered what it was. I longed to walk on and ‘check it out’. I simply did not feel like pushing myself. Once upon a time I would have run the extra meters. Little Char-Lee simply followed my example. She would turn back if I did.
‘Probably it’s just rubbish. Perhaps I should go and pick it up’.
The thoughts propelled me forward.
It turned out to be a rock.. A piece of pure white rock washed by recent rains. My picture above is a close- up.
This image shows it on the ground.
In the Old Testament story of Samuel …..1 Samuel 7:12 we are told he brought a rock to symbolize gratitude to God. The Ebenezer Rock ‘thus far God has been with us’ was his acknowledgment that victories and life were not about him but all about the Almighty One.
Thank You Lord for being ROCK and Saviour in 2021. .
Each afternoon now for me ,,,,, a Goal of rich Blessing as in His Grace and undeserved Enabling., I physically walk to that place and stop. Look upwards to Heaven and give thanks for being able to affirm.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
I’m looking forward to read the Scripture you referenced. When I have traveled in the past, I like to bring a rock back if possible to remind me of the joy of the visit. Sounds like you have a new step in your walk on your way to the rock 😊🧡
This is so sweet, Faye. Your everyday life truly inspires me because of how nobly you recognize God within all that you do. Hugs to you dear friend for being that visible sign to so many others too.