Saturday, July 1, 2017

adopt the pace of nature

Ask anyone who really knows me, and they'll tell you I love nature.  Skies and plants and animals.  (That doesn't include dangerous things.)  Warm sunshine, gentle breezes, chirping birds, gorgeous rainbows, fluttering butterflies, swirling leaves,  rippling creeks, soft snowflakes...  And, I know the Maker.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
― George Gordon Byron

We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
 “Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
    Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
    Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
 For they all know
    that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.
 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
    and the breath of every human being.

Job 12:7-10  NLT

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