Tuesday, April 14, 2015

God Has Made It All



Psalm 121:1-2
I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from the mountains?  No, my strength comes from God who made heaven and earth and mountains. (The Message)

Five days gloriously spent in the early-spring Nantahala Mountains.  Five days overflowing with blessings in the grandeur.










In the unexpected.









In the smallest, most gentle of reminders.











God has made it all.

He is in it all.

We can see Him in the miraculous works of His hands.

We can rest in the breathtaking beauty of God's creation, knowing His kingdom is nigh.

Knowing we have the keys to that kingdom.

Heirs.

Children.

Beloved.

He calls us to move.

He calls us to love.

May we do both.

Prayer:  Father, thank You for the indescribable gift of Your creation of which you have made us stewards.  May we ever honor that blessing given from the dawn of our time with You.  May we be inspired always by the works of Your hands.  In Jesus' name, we pray.  Amen.

19 comments:

  1. Feedly had the pictures in huge format until I clicked on your site. Those are absolutely gorgeous pictures of the mountains (I'm not a flower person). So glad you had that time away and saw more proof of "God of Wonders beyond our galaxy."

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    1. Oh, yes, Bill, He is the God of Wonders! One of my favorite praise songs we do at church. :) I have to give all photo credit to the hubby - he's really talented!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. So many blessings and gifts big and small...lovely photos and sentiments. ♥

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    1. Yes, so many blessings! Glad you loved the photos, Kathy!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Absolutely stunning pictures...what a picturesque place. We are blessed.

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    1. Thank you, Janaki! I'll be sure to tell Danny since he took all of these. And yes, our time away is always a blessing.
      Love and blessings to you!

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  4. Martha, your photos of God's creation are AMAZING! How can anyone not acknowledge that God exists? If our fallen world is this breathtaking, how much more heaven?!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Kim, I'd love to take credit for these photos, but Danny took them all. And I agree - how can anyone look at this creation and not believe in God? All the beauty points to heaven.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Hi Martha! What a wonderful retreat for you! I love being in nature, so being surrounded by all the trees and flowers would be heaven for me. Those fires? Were they purposely set? Or was it lightening? Those were very impressive photos!
    I hope you are rested and refreshed :)
    Ceil

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    1. The fires were, thankfully, a control burn. :) Yes, we are really rested and renewed from our vacation. We all need to spend time in nature; glad you enjoy being in it, too, Ceil!
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, dear Martha! The Lord has given good to us and we must treasure His gifts.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Your pictures (or Danny's) took me there for a moment, Martha. Praise God for His wonders around and within us!

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    1. They are all Danny's! Yes, praising God for His wonders!
      Love and blessings, Corinne!

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  8. Stunning! Thank you for sharing your glimpse of heaven here on earth.

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    1. It is heaven on earth, Debra. I call this piece of earth 'God's Country'!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Beautiful pictures - such a feeling of tranquillity, Our Earth is so beautiful may we appreciate and look after it Beautiful post.

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    1. Yes, Suzy, may we all be good stewards of this marvelous earth God has given to us. Glad you liked Danny's photos!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Sigh. how beautiful! You made my evening with sharing of these photos and your words.

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