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 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight,
         O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14 (KJV)

Tree Silhouettes

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There is a tree we pass every morning on the drive to work that I have watched through different seasons.  This tree was my inspired muse for this morning.  Currently she is experiencing an ugly period. Stripped bare of leaves, naked, feeling no sunlight or showing signs of life she appears dead, lifeless and without purpose.

Yet with the coming of spring she will bloom anew, this is still not her pretty season.  Not with the butterflies lighting on her limbs, not with the young squirrels scampering through the leaves, not her pretty season.  Come the Fall, the seeming promise of death dawns her most dazzling pretty season.  Limbs bejeweled in colors of green, gold and red, sprinkled with sunlight, this is her pretty season.   So like this tree the is life of some Christians.  Often believing that life while we are young is the best it will ever be.  Learning later that maturity, seasoning and age provide the foundation that shows our lives to be living, dying witnesses.   My prayer for today is that through each coming season, my life is a witness to the goodness of God!

Making His praise glorious!


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Christmas lights on Aleksanterinkatu.

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Matthew 2:2 and asked, Where is the baby born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star when it came up in the east, and we have come to worship him.

The trappings of the holiday season are all around.  Houses have been strung with dazzling displays of lights, wreaths, candles and whimsical moving characters encapsulated in snow globes with their own twinkling lights.  The spectacle  is nothing short of breathtaking.  I find myself riding along in awe.  Santa and his elves are in evidence everywhere, at night.

By the light of the morning sun it all looks, well pretty unremarkable. The cords, extension cords and clips cloaked by the cover of darkness are revealed.  Like sin it looks tantalizing when it is offered all shiny paper, sparkly dressed to entice and ensnare, but by the light of the Son, not so appealing. We must be ever vigilant to not be pulled in by the pageantry but to remember the reason for the Christmas season is to celebrate the birth of  Jesus, my Lord, Savior and King.

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