Beauty is seen in this picture. A big rock, trees and the ground that has taken on it's own shape. Over time the rains came and the sun shined bright. It holds a story of it's own and yet we can see a picture before us, it is beautiful.
My Daughter (Tracy) and Son in Law/Love (Sean) got married close to this rock on Saturday. It was a beautiful setting and a beautiful wedding. I look upon this rock today and see reminders of what one day brought of new beginnings. A family joined together and a love that is real. I thank God that he takes us over hard places of life and shows us that surrender to him brings new life. It brings purpose and change that might be hard, but I love how God says we will reap and sow in this life. I've seen my daughter to both.
As I seen tears pour over Tracy's life, I've also seen the beauty of her choices. This new day begins and she is not only a wife, but has 3 little boys to guide. An instant love between them and yet so much growing to be done. A gentle voice and love that God connected. She waited, she prayed and God gave her the desires of her heart as well as Sean and the boys. My heart is overflowing with joy today because to see your child get married and her dreams begin, there are no words to describe my heart but God knows! It was the first time I ever saw one of my children get married and yes I cried. But a happy cry and thankful heart to Tracy for not settling in life.
On earth there is beauty
Isaiah 26 New International Version
A Song of Praise
26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city;
God makes salvation
its walls and ramparts.
2 Open the gates
that the righteous nation may enter,
the nation that keeps faith.
3 You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
I hope you will go on and read all of Isaiah 26, but I felt to stop here. A Rock eternal is God and he helps us make right choices. Stand the test of time and a trust beyond a human understanding can happen. Turn your ears, your mind and your actions over to God. Allow him freedom to guide you and mold you into what he wants. To be stedfast in all your actions and thoughts is so important. Sure we have times of wonder and change happens. Not all change is good, but the outcome can be good. Holding tight to God and allowing him to change us from the inside out.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I realize life is a journey and we on the path together. You are reading this, I am praying of you and I am so thankful for family/friends and new friendships too! God connects lives for purpose and I'm choosing to count blessings on everyday of life. Maybe your seasons is sowing, but thank God for the reaping will come. A positive reaping and love can be felt as we turn our will over to God's plan.
Happy new day!