A close look at a blackberry blossom. The bees were active on these little blossoms. Have you noticed all the segments of a blackberry? Each one of the stamens have a part in growing the berry. Pollen aids in the growing of the fruit and pollen in the air may bring forth allergies and watering eyes. It is all evidence of life. The good outweighs the bad.
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
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.
Sunlight shines on a remnant of the winter blackberry leaves. The thorns remind me of the fall of Adam and eve and the curse on the ground. The fruit comes with scratched hands.
Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Along side the trail I found a 4 foot long snake skin. The texture looks like settings for precious stones that were lost.
Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
The plank way to the popular fishing dock was vandalized by a number of teen aged thugs. They need the law to know right from wrong and then they need to have sorrow for bad behavior. Repentance leads to forgiveness by receiving Jesus as Lord and savior. The devil in them will destroy through them until eventually they are destroyed. Come to Jesus I pray.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
A favorite old oak tree has stood the test of time. May we stand fast in the faith in our old age.
Pro 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.