Sunday, January 15, 2017

Some Thoughts On A Sunday Afternoon In Winter

“Where morning dawns and evening fades 
You call forth songs of joy.”
 Psalm 65:8

Dawn at Hunters Head
Acadia National Park

 "For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from Him comes my salvation.
He is my Rock and my Fortress,
I shall not be greatly moved."
Psalm 62:1

Sunrise At Newfound Gap
Smokey Mountains National Park
on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee

“The Lord’s mercies…are new every morning.” 
Lamentations 3:22-23

The sun is on the land and sea,
The day begun;
Our morning hymn begins with Thee,
Blest Three in One;
Our praise shall rise continually
Till day is done.

Thy love was ever in our view,
Like stars, by night;
Thy gifts are every morning new,
O God of light;
Thy mercy, like the heavens’ blue,
Fills all our sight.

We do not know what grief or care
The day may bring;
The heart shall find some gladness there,
That loves its King;
The life that serves Thee everywhere
Can always sing.

All glory to the Father be,
With Christ the Son,
And, Holy Spirit, unto Thee,
Forever One;
All glory to the Trinity
While ages run!
"The Sun Is On Land And Sea"
 By Louis F. Benson

Boldt Castle
Thousand Islands 
New York State

"Our inner selves wait earnestly for the Lord;
He is our Help and our Shield.
For in Him does our heart rejoice,
because we have trusted
in His holy name.
Let Your mercy and loving-kindness
O Lord, be upon us,
in proportion to our waiting
and hoping in You."
Psalm 33:20-22

Sunlit Snow Shower
 Pine Barrens
Wharton State Forest 
New Jersey

 To everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter or
purpose under heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Lenten Roses In The Snow 

"He has made everything beautiful
in its time. He has also planted eternity
in men's hearts and minds...a
divinely implanted sense of purpose
working through the ages
which nothing under the sun
but God alone can satisfy,
yet so that men cannot find out
what God has done from the
beginning to the end."
Ecclesiastes 3:11
The Amplified Bible

 Winter Sunrise Over Delaware Water Gap
Photograph by Dave Sandt

“Take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, 
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.”
 2 Peter 1:19

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