Friday, April 30, 2010

For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations.
Isaiah 61:11

I love this series of pictures of Austin taken last week at his Granny and Grandaddy's house.






I especially love this last picture. Austin sitting there staring at his flower - waiting for it to grow right before his very eyes.

Too often, I expect to see God's hand - growth from a situation - right away. Instead, I need to wait, allow God to work in his timing, allow the situation to change slowly.

The Scripture at the top of the page is from a beautiful text located in Isaiah 61.

One of the passages that I have memorized this year is Isaiah 61:3

[The Lord will] provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.

1 comment:

The Buggs said...

Ohhhhhh, this explains everything! I kept hearing water running though the pipes all night and after checking every sink, tub, etc in the house, I finally went outside and found the hose on. "Austin, did you turn on the hose?" I asked. "Yeah Grandma, YOUR flowers are DEAD."