Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Living Dead

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."

The cross, made from some tree, represents death.

We have some beautiful trees at the B&B.   Diversity displayed by many shades of green.  Then there are dead trees with dead branches.    I'd get rid of them,  but the most wonderful songbirds seem to like the dead branches the best.   They perch on dead wood and sing to God's glory.

Kristi and I reflected about that during prayer one recent morning.   The contrast of beauty and glorious music upon dead branches.    There is something about that. 

Death to self brings forth new life.    We carry around the death of Jesus that HIS glorious life might be manifest in us (2 Cor. 4:10)....ushering forth some beautiful music.   Singing today.  

1 comment:

  1. I live in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. When I travel, I marvel at simple things... the beauty of a stately tree, lush grass, and rivers that actually have water in them. When I have the oppurtunity to hike in the early morning, often with a camera in hand, I hear the wildlife flow through phases of quiet and chatter. At some times of the day it is the birdlife chirping in the morning. Sometimes at the suns dawning and setting coyotes howl in the distance with a concert of their own. At times like that I marvel at the hand of God in what in the midst of a fallen world.

    Michael White
    Tucson, AZ