Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Your Splendor Above the Earth

Children recognize beauty.  Children haven't learned to be cynical, as a results of this innocence they stand in amazement at all our Creator has given us to enjoy.  Benjamin would come through the woods, or around a rock and automatically cry out, "Isn't it Beautiful?".  He also grabbed my phone a couple of times to take pictures, declaring, "You can show these on your blog.  It is just so beautiful."  The lake, the birds, the sounds of nature, the stars, the full moon, the rabbits, the rocks and the deer all declared His glory.  My sons took it all in, as nature spoke more about our God than words could ever say.
O Lord, our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
From the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him.
And the son of man that You care for him?
Ps. 8: 1-4


As I turned the corner to see this my spirit burst into song

On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand

We returned to church to the above scriptures as our pastor shared how children always see the beauty of creation....I nodded "BIG TIME" in agreement.  He had returned from climbing in Peru and was in awe of our God and His creation. He wanted to remind us to return to the child's heart in our appreciation and love for Christ and His creation.


This post today is dedicated to Jill @ Pathway for Purpose and her son as he goes in for another hip surgery today.  May the whole family see God's mighty hand through the surgery and recovery.
*Pictures from Mineral Wells State Park, Mineral Wells, Texas



25 Joining in with more words:

Debbie said...

Yes, children do seem to get it! We adults need to slow down sometimes and notice that amazing beauty all around us. I love the photos and that tree; oh my!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

no spring chicken said...

What beauty. Hearing our children give God due credit for all of the beauty of creation makes the beauty that much more beautiful!

Blessings, Debbie

Angela said...

I love your pictures, especially that tree! What a blessing to hear your child praising God, truly a balm to the soul.

Angela said...

I love your pictures, especially that tree! What a blessing to hear your child praising God, truly a balm to the soul.

Vee said...

What a beautiful state park! That tree in full leaf with its roots exposed...how amazing that is!

Farm Girl said...

That is just a beautiful place. I am so glad you had a nice time. I just loved all of the pictures.

Sue Anne McKinney said...

BEAUTIFUL! Ok, this is one of the parks to add to our camping list this fall. CAN'T WAIT.

Sarah Jane said...

When did y'all go to Mineral Wells? It IS beautiful!! Love the tree with roots showing... absolutely incredible. And ONLY our God!!

Debbie said...

Oh how beautiful is this?? I love it. And seeing it all through Benjamin's eyes? Priceless..Hope your having a good day!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

WOW - wishing with all my heart to take a trip to the mountains - that's where my spirit find total joy.. Glad to read here that your child was filled with gratitude of God's mighty hand..such beauty I see from your photos. See the one photo of the tree with it roots exposed - there's a story there - such as life experiences! I get the biggest rush to stand on top of a very high mountain and look out far and wide - O' to be a bird for a day how about an eagle.. wink!

Hugs, for a rainning day there!

Sandy said...

Nothing is more wonderful than realizing our children are aware of the Lord and His mighty works. I know your blogging friend will appreciate this post. I pray her son comes through the surgery and amazes everyone at his rapid progress!
Hugs~

NanaNor's said...

Amen, Amen! Love your photos and I agree that children behold the fingerprint of God much easier than we do. I still haven't figure out how to do a photo collage, oh well.
Hope you are having a wonderful day; praying for your friends.
Hugs, Noreen

Mary said...

what an amazing site that tree is!!
i am still amazed at the beauty of this world...i often wonder what it was like before sin entered in, and what it will be like when all is restored.

what a wonderful, creative, imaginative and giving God we have.

sounds like you all made some great memories.

xxoo

Sonja said...

Sometimes I forget how much beauty we have in this state of Texas. What a great spot you found. I've been hiding in the AC, but I do love your adventures!!

Petra said...

Beautiful! All of it! Each picture! Each word! The tree! It's roots! The rock on which it stands... a reminder... Wow! What a reminder!

"On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand."

Sue said...

Absolutely Awesome photos, thoughts and THE WORD always solidifies everything!! I will be praying for Jill, her family and most importantly her son.
Are these some of Benjamin's photos?
Hugs,
Sue

Carol said...

Beautiful post, Delightful story of Benjamin's delight.
One of my favorite scriptures.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What wonderful memories you all made and what gorgeous photos. Makes one wonder how anyone could not believe in God. I mean, honestly! Always enjoy your entries!

Christine said...

You sure know how to stir up the emotions in me. This was beautiful.

Pom Pom said...

Your photographs are beautiful! It sounds as if your children know how to see!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Janette, that is a beautiful state park. I have found since blogging that I am seeing the world with the curiosity and joyfulness of a child. My boys are teenagers and unfortunately don't have that sweet eyed innocence anymore. I look around and find so much to be grateful for. Wishing you a great rest of the week. Tammy

Brenda Lazzaro Yoder, said...

I think America is one of the most blessed places because of her diverse beauty God has made. Thank you for these pictures!

Shelley said...

AMAZING photo of the tree whose roots are On The Rock!!! Gave me a ton of goosebumps!!! Love the innocent hearts of minds of children.

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Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Beautiful, Janette. Just beautiful. If I ever get back down into Texas,I plan to stop by this place. I'll think of you and your family, and this post. God is indeed the Master Creator.

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