" Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are 'patches of godlight' in the woods of our experience."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Some things to think about...

Winters are not endless,
Valleys are not infinite.
Storms come and go quickly,
Nighttime lasts only a short while.

Winter is brutal but think of the snow, glittering and white. Each snowflake created to be different and special. Think of Christmas and all the lights. Think of hot tea and cocoa shared late at night. Think of the trees that remain green through the cold, like a splash of color meant for you.

Valleys can be treacherous and dark, but think of the green countryside with blooming flowers to see. Think of calming rain showers brought to refresh you. Think of a bubbling brook singing just for you. Think of the view - oh the view of the mountains - majestic and bright, topped with shining snow.

Storms are frightening, wind howling and rain crashing. But think of  how quickly they pass, especially a summer storm. Think of the lovely sun shining soon. Think of that fresh smell of the grass and trees right after their shower. And think of a rainbow glowing in the sky, reminding you of God's promise.

Nighttime is scary, darkness closing in with a fear of things unseen. Think of the stars sparkling above. Think of a cozy bed, with a loved one close by. Think of the moon, giving some light. Think of the sunrise and the sky turning colors - pink, purple, red, and yellow. Remember, joy comes in the morning.