Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Abundance

Beautiful, isn't it? The colors are so vivid, the arrangement just draws you in. Looking at this I am reminded of the abundance of creation. When you think of the multitudes of colors that surround us each day, it is hard to imagine how we can ever take it for granted. And yet we do. Every day. We forget to notice the small gifts....the glow of the setting sun, the sweet fragrance of the orange blossoms carried on the breeze, the giggle of a child. Each of these are ordinary, yet miraculous as well. I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and I am reminded of the abundance of God's love, as evidenced by His gifts. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting for some. Yet in the midst of sacrifice, we will still have an abundance of color upon which to feast our eyes, music to usher us into the presence of God, the fragrance of flowers to fill our nose and the touch of our loved ones hands to remind us of the gift of relationship. While we may choose to give up something for Lent, there is still so much more that God has for us to receive, if we will simply accept His gifts.

3 comments:

  1. A friend of mine showed me this book on Monday and I was INSTANTLY drawn to it. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts as you read through it. xoRobin

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  2. It is beautiful! I am counting my 1000 gifts. I love it! :)

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  3. Lovely flowers.. Which you share above. Every thing looking so colorful. I appreciate of your work. Thanks for sharing beautiful gift.
    Solvency II

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