Saturday, June 23, 2007

Intruding on Peace - June 23, 2007

A duck is away from it all on a tiny island. She dutifully sits on her one egg. If we are busy, we are at peace.

Prov 27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Hab 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

It was a lightly overcast Friday afternoon, about five, when I visited the park. The Green Heron usually would fly before I could get his picture. Today he was a little different, maybe weary from the summer heat? Maybe hungry and apprehensive, because the park would soon be crowded with people for the weekend? Better get what he can to eat, while there is time.

A blackbird startles him and he shows his anger and fear.

Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

At the end the pond, a special moment when a lone deer comes for a drink. A peaceful moment for him and for us to see.

A closer look. The deer do not like to be around the noise and erratic movements of the humans with their children and dogs.

Psa 42:1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Here comes someone for a walk at the end of the day. The Tree Swallows make a rare appearance together. She walks through them as they scatter and hunt for insects on the lake surface.

1 Ki 14:15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.

Hundreds of tiny Water Striders are hatched out in the pond. The walk and swim on the surface of the water, on tiny hairs on their legs that do not soak up water.

Mat 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Mat 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Mat 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.


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