“I will meditate on the glorious splendour of your majesty, and on Your wondrous works” Psalm 145:5
Nature in all its beauty is so spectacular this spring. We live in southern British Columbia and I don’t remember when the new growth on the trees and grass has been so lush. The flowers are blooming in magnificent splendour. The birds are singing with all their might as they make their nests and tend to their babies. It is breathtaking!
Kill Deer birds make their home on our property. We find their nests beside the driveway, in the shavings in the riding arena and on piles of rocks. God has given them such a perfect camouflage that unless you stop and take time to look real hard, you will not see them, their nests or their eggs. They blend in perfectly with their surroundings. It is absolutely amazing.
God is so good at camouflage. I am not so good at it. But as you know, we can learn to give the illusion of being younger than we are, but when we take our clothes off we are faced with the truth.
Aging is part of the cycle of life, part of the mystery of God. I recall so clearly sitting in the hospital lobby with my sisters right after my father passed away. While we sat there waiting for my brother, several mothers walked out of the hospital with their new babies. One generation leaves and the next generation is born. Life passes so quickly. Psalm 90:12 tells us:
“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
You see, the aging process is part of God’s wondrous creation – a constant reminder that this world is not our home. We are just passing through. We need to be ready to meet our Creator at any time. Are you ready? If you would die tonight, do you know for sure you would go to heaven? If not visit this webpage: Four Steps to Knowing God
Father, You are an awesome God. You alone deserve to be praised and worshiped. Help us to face the fact that soon we will be meeting You face to face. This world is not our home. Lord Jesus, we want to know You more. Amen
by Katherine Kehler
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