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Berries and bright lights

Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2012

TASTE:  Blackberry peach cobbler is my absolute favorite food.  Finally the time has come! Blackberry season.  But I admire more than the sweet flavor.  I love how they grow wild and free.  The cost is simple: a mix of blood and berry stains.  The best ones are always the hardest to reach and require the most risk of pain to pluck.  I think of this as similar to striving towards a dream.   Although our dreams often seem so far off, and the way seems blocked by thorns,  when we achieve them the sweetness is surpasses all the pain and struggle. Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

SEE: No I did not take this picture, but isn't it clever!?  The moon has been so full and bright the past few nights.  I like that it's so hard to capture a good picture of the moon.  I think of taking pictures of the moon like taking pictures of fireworks, it just doesn't work... Nowadays everyone is so concerned with capturing a good picture, that they forgo the moment.  Instead of staring at God's beauty in awe and praise, humans have adopted an inclination to capture God's beauty and then share it as their own.  I think God just looks down at us and laughs sometimes when we whip out our cameras to take a picture of a sunset, the stars, or the moon.  These are some of the most beautiful and breathtaking things in our world, and yet humans could never convey them better than the Lord created them.  I think it's His way of asking for our attention for just a moment of praise.  Deuteronomy 4:19 And also carefully guard yourselves so that you don't look up into the skies and see the sun and moon and stars, all the constellations of the skies, and be seduced into worshiping and serving them. God set them out for everybody's benefit, everywhere.


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