While taking advantage of this gorgeous cool spring-like day, I took my daughter’s dog for a walk and silently talked with the Lord, reminiscing about the bee and other ways He has expressed His love and care. The wind began to blow, and I heard a noise. The trees were ‘clapping’ together, and I was reminded of a worship song that is based on Isaiah 55:12, which says, “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
I also heard another sound that wasn’t quite as worshipful. A pine tree creaked and groaned. Romans 8 records how “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together” in expectation of its delivery from the curse— delivery Jesus Christ will bring at His Second Coming. And those of us who have believed what Jesus said about Himself, although our adoption ‘papers have been signed’ and we’ve been sealed by the Holy Spirit, we, too, groan at times in our frail and aging bodies, as we wait in expectation of deliverance also.
As I continued walking, I sang the song and began to hear other sounds join in— crows cawing, the melting snow dripping, and an occasional rush of wind. It was beautiful. Just like today.
March 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm
I know just how you feel. I love walking in the woods.
March 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm
Thank you, Katherine! I love the outdoors!
March 26th, 2013 at 9:41 pm
1Cor.15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
March 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm
Yes! Thank you, Randell, for posting! (^_^)
March 27th, 2013 at 10:23 am
Sorry didn’t mean to sound preachy; spring reminds me of renewal and renewal reminds me of my new body waiting, LOL
March 27th, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Oh Randell, you didn’t sound preachy to me. I agree!