In this autumn of a year that has felt like an eternity of struggles and disappointments and unsettling headlines, this photo caught my eye. (thank you, Longwood Gardens!)
It speaks peace to me as I imagine stepping away from it all to sit on that bench, surrounded by the splendor of GOD’s creation. Captivated by that golden glow (and hints of orange and red) mixed in with ever vibrant shades of green! I can picture a quiet walk through that garden, lost in prayer, hungering for the fresh air that His presence breathes over my weary heart.
When it all clamors too close, it is so precious to tuck away with Him, remember the GOD who created us, loves us, and writes this story we are living, from beginning to end. He knows. He cares. His purposes are right on cue.
I pray today’s breakfast “psalm” will help us to rest in His tender and capable care, to sense a fresh wave of life and hope that causes us to truly REJOICE in this season of THANKSGIVING!
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩,
𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥,
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩.
𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳!
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘏𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦.
𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦!
𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯,
𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥,
𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘥, 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘎𝘖𝘋.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘪𝘴 𝘖𝘯𝘦!
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘭𝘱𝘩𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘮𝘦𝘨𝘢,
𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘯𝘥, 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋,
𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦,
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘖 𝘎𝘖𝘋, 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳!
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦.
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩!
𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘏𝘪𝘮,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋.
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋.
𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟎𝟒:𝟑𝟎-𝟑𝟏 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟗𝟎:𝟏-𝟐 • 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟗:𝟔 • 𝐃𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝟔:𝟒
𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟏:𝟖 • 𝐇𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝟏:𝟖 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟎𝟒:𝟑𝟑-𝟑𝟓