GOD’s HOPE SIGNS in His natural world

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!   

About Faye

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.
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4 Responses to GOD’s HOPE SIGNS in His natural world

  1. This one is a powerful saying…     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

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  2. Dawn Marie says:

    This is beautiful, Faye! And very timely for me. I have seen the MOST butterflies this summer of any others that come to mind. I’m not certain (yet) as to why, but the why matters not right now. Instead, I find joy in the smile each one brings to my face & my heart. Such a tickled surprise for me to see them flutter through the space I occupy. Of course, I can only see them because I am looking up…which is where He can always be found. 😊

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