Fireweed in an Alaskan summer.
Fireweed, butterflies, wattle, desert roses. What signs in the natural world do you see? Always with the eyes of a ‘little child’ as we were told to view life and living in the scriptures. ‘Come to ME as a little child.’
I read a great story of a man’s sorrow at the destruction he saw after a raging wild fire. Acres and acres of land was wiped out. His eyes suddenly saw something else, a small row of fireweed was beginning to grow. The loss was diminished by the beauty of the tiny struggling red fireweed. (I was encouraged by the story and did a bit of checking on fireweed. It makes interesting reading.) In Alaska fireweed is seen in different colours but always after desolation or big freeze winter conditions.
I know a butterfly chrysalis survives bushfire, floods, drought, and other disasters, like earthquake tsunami even warfare and bombing. It lodges in holes, hollow trees, and can come to rest in amazing places. But one day, a butterfly will emerge. This is the joy and certainty of resurrection HOPE.
What do you see in your place of living? After severe drought I have seen a golden wattle. Also, a little bush rose struggled to survive in the cleft of a rock formation. (a small hole with soil, and morning dew} kept life alive.
I believe, if we keep viewing the world with a child’s eyes, in the midst of all the ongoing noises and clamour, we will be astonished by the signs of God Life in amazing places.
Look for BEAUTY, HOPE and LOVE – and share it – in this day.
PRAISE HIM! LOOK UPWARDS!