Have you noticed how often God allows nature to remind us of his Word ?
I was walking to the Post Office today to pick up a black cashmere sweater I ordered through Amazon. I have officially stopped shopping in the city, as my last visit to a shopping mall to buy Lululemon yoga pants left me frazzled and exhausted. It gets cold in Newfoundland, and despite PETA’s assertions that we should not use animal products, cashmere is remarkably warm, and so I wear it.
I had been watching baby cod fish swimming in the shallow side of the pond. They were playing and chasing each other. PETA says we should not eat fish, because fish have feelings. However, fishing boats pass our house every day.
As I was mulling over these things, and people’s opinions on everything, I noticed the beautiful tall grass swaying gently, and I was reminded of the words of I Peter 1 :23-25, ‘All flesh is like grass….but the word of the Lord abides forever.’
It helped me to put everything in perspective, to stay focused on God’s Word rather than what human organizations are telling me.
Some Sandpipers were playing in the pond, and I saw that the baby ducks in the pond were almost as big as their mothers.
And I smiled as I thought of the words of St. Catherine of Siena, who wrote : ‘All the way to heaven is heaven.’