I took this picture on a cloudy day in December. I remember my thoughts at the time – even though the sky is full of clouds, there is no doubt the sun is behind them. And so it is with God’s presence in our world.
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8
This picture, taken Dec 2, was the last live (outdoor) flower I saw for the year.
With colder weather headed our way, I was looking for a wintery image to share today. I took this photo in mid-December during some very cold weather. I was intrigued by the pattern on the pond, created by the wind. Another instance of being able to see the “invisible”.
After I chose this photo to post this today, I was reading a reflection discussing how to “leave room for the Holy Spirit.” The author, Rebecca Ruiz, includes this quote from Pope Francis:
The newness which God brings into our life is something that actually brings fulfillment, that gives true joy, true serenity, because God loves us and desires only our good. Let us ask ourselves today: Are we open to “God’s Surprises “?
I believe these photos of “Seeing God” have been a way for me to be open to God’s Surprises.
The full reflection from Rebecca Ruiz is at:
As I have mentioned before (and will likely mention every time I post a picture of a bird), we really enjoy watching the birds in our backyard.
I think fish are amazing. So many shapes, sizes and colors. I wish had gotten more fish pictures last year. These were at the Columbus Zoo last November.
This photo was taken last January. “Looking for God” definitely made me look at things differently. The empty branches on this tree reminded me that it wasn’t that long ago they were full of color and wouldn’t be that long before there was new growth in the spring.