Day 6: Rest in the Beauty of Creation

Sometimes rest is found by dwelling on beautiful things. For this Sunday, I want to share some of the gorgeous scenery I used to live in, near, and around.

Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, from Shenandoah Valley:

Photo credit: Hamiltonl at en.wikipedia (Creative Commons)

Fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway:

Photo credit: abi.bhattachan via flickr (Creative Commons)

Why the North Carolina/Virginia/West Virginia mountains are called the Blue Ridge Mountains:

Photo credit: BlueRidgeKitties via flickr (Creative Commons)

As I pulled these photos, I was reminded of Psalm 1 and it seems fitting to rest on these words:

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

See how that ties in with these beautiful images? The man or woman, whose delight is in the Lord, will be like a tree, yielding fruit in season and not withering, walking uprightly and meditating on the law of God continually.

Rest in this today.

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  1. Ethel M Miller

     /  October 7, 2013

    Love your use of God’s beautiful creation — especially the Blue Ridge blueness one. To drive along that parkway, especially when dressed in Fall colors, one can’t help but be in awe of our God and His creativity. Yes, there is rest in the beauty all around us IF we have eyes to see and a heart to appreciate. Thanks, Janice. Blessings today.


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