Photo Journal: Autumn in Hagley Park and Matthew 6


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A walk through Hagley Park today provided (as usual I would almost say) for stunning scenery. The oranges and yellows of Autumn are hard to beat. At the same time the beautiful greens of the Native Garden with all the ferns and was like a green oasis in the middle of the park.

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But I guess it was upon passing a bed of poppies in all different colors that I could not help but thinking about the words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 6:

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
Matthew 6: 28-30

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Hard to beat isn’t it?

It was strange seeing such a colorful, almost spring like display of colors.

11 See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
Song of Songs 2

The winter has yet to start for real! However snow is predicted for today. It reminded me of a sing from my childhood in the Netherlands:

Het leek opeens een beetje Mei in October

(translated: Al of a sudden it seemed like May in October)

And here we would have to turn that around and say it seemed like October in May.

 

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES: what’s yours?


Developers of “Bible Promises” an application for the iPhone recently released a new version which allows users to “favorite” their most inspiring Bible verses. Upon analysis of information from thousands of users worldwide, the most popular verses were identified as being:

  • Isaiah 40:31,
  • Deuteronomy 31:6,
  • Psalms 103:2-3,
  • Galatians 6:9, and;
  • Philippians 4:6.

Source: Christian News Wire.com

ISAIAH 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

DEUTERONOMY 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, fear not nor be affraid of them, for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

PSALMS 103:2,3
Bless the LORD, O my Soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.

GALATIANS 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

PHILLIPPIANS 3:2
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving be your requests be known unto God.

Now here one of my favorites:

JOHN 16:15
All that I have is yours because you belong to Jesus.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOURS IS AND MAKE A GREAT COLLECTION