Just sweet

(Ran across this, and concur entirely; written well over a hundred years ago by the most devout and sound thinker. I quote word for word.)

“There is no subject, with the exception, of course, of those which are essentially divine, so ennobling to the human mind as the right contemplation of the wonders of the spacious firmament. The atmosphere and the clouds–the rain and the dew–the hurricane and the hail–the thunder and the lightning–teach lessons of love and of thankfulness, of pity and of awe. The majestic Sun, as it travels on its path, the silvery Moon, ‘walking in brightness,’ and the variegated Stars, emblazoning, like costly jewels, the mantle of night, draw us from ourselves, and

‘Lead from Nature up to nature’s God.’

How deeply must the Sweet Singer of Israel have felt this when he exclaimed–

‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night teacheth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words unto the end of the world.’–Psa. xix. 1–4.”  (D. Scott)

(many bloggers could have written this a minute ago, as some things never change, such as the believers appreciation for the God of Creation. Love this unassuming power and strength of words which lead directly to Truth. This small portion of a man’s thoughts came abruptly because of the deluge of snow in NW Pennsylvania.  5 feet plus. That’s a whole lot of weight falling from the sky. Science so-called has no right to even comment on such majesty apart from He who owns the winds, the frost, and the snow.)

 

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17 Responses to Just sweet

  1. Tricia says:

    Fortunately, I’ve been out in nature a lot lately, which is always so grounding to me because it can’t help but remind me of God’s existence. A hummingbird’s bold coloring, the white, billowy mist rising above the water on a cold morning, the majestic grace of a heron taking flight despite its awkward body and giant floppy wings…..all of this and more continually takes my breath away and feeds a deep appreciation and awe for our Creator.

    Snow too can be awe inspiring although it’s been awhile since I shoveled any. Stay safe out there! Is that you in the picture?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I know what you mean T, nature is a fine teacher.

      Nope, not me, we were not so lucky to get 5 plus feet, but I did shovel earlier. I’m content seeing all that from a distance! lol

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      Hummingbirds are a favorite of mine. On a clear night far away in the country the stars dazzle, but they are cold. They inspire awe, but it takes many nights of sitting under them to make friends with a constellation. On the other hand, the hummingbird is a tiny swift and fierce blaze of color. It is a little treasure we can admire that reminds us of how delicate beauty can be.

      God created Adam and Eve to care for a Garden, not the stars. The hummingbird is a treasure from that Garden.

      The snow? Wise little hummers go south for the winter.
      😉

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  2. KIA says:

    It was mid sixties here in Phoenix today. Happy New Year

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I really do enjoy the snow. The consistent 4 seasons etc, but plus 5 ft is a bit much. Brutal. Still beautiful though, all that weight overhead.

      Colorless, then all white. Full of awe. And happy new year to u as well.

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  3. Ahh, that is very sweet, indeed! Receive those wonderful things too, personally. I know it sounds a bit funny to say things like, “God painted me the most beautiful sky,” but He did, He placed me right under it and told me to look up at just the right time.

    Ha! As to snow,well the Lord knows how I feel about that. It belongs high in the mountains. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You know, we have long said and agreed that men of old (ladies too 😉 had good and deep thoughts about life, and their perspectives came from a good place.

      ‘Draw us from ourselves…………’ That’s the ticket! There is pure wisdom which then gives eyes to that which cannot erode.

      Gotta love truth when found years ago, as it lasts, and I see a hearty ‘amen’ from your quarters msb.

      Your last line reminds me. The rabbi in the Fiddler on the roof was asked if he had a blessing for the Russians. He stroked his beard and said: ‘Yes, may God bless them, and keep them……..far from us.’ Love that.

      But I do dig snow. So quieting. So perfect. Such a hassle too. 😉

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  4. Yes… truly a beautiful meditation! But personally, when inundated by 5 feet of snow, I prefer to marvel over God’s creation from indoors, beside a warm fireplace with a cup of hot tea or cocoa in hand 😉 Happy 2018, my friend!

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  5. The Isaiah 53:5 Project says:

    Why do you waste tour time with those profoundly ignorant scoffers, CS?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      That’s a fair question. I would say many watch from the bleachers, and maybe one, just one, will repent and be converted.

      God is certainly willing. ‘You WILL NOT’ come unto me that ye may have life,’ is the word, so we preach; I need not see results.

      Not only that, but dealing with such pseudo-intellectuals only strengthens faith.

      If you notice, the usual suspects do not come around as much, and avoid posts that are damning to the cause of godlessness.

      But they will still seek other places, and other people to ‘try’ to de-convert them, so yeah, it’s a messy business, and not all can do it.

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      • The Isaiah 53:5 Project says:

        I see where you are coming from but…

        Francis Schaeffer’s apologetic motto was that we must give “honest answers to honest questions” and, I think, that is where the problem lies.

        The people you interact with aren’t honest people who ask honest questions, they are scoffers and trolls who haunt WordPress with the singular objective of shutting Christian bloggers down.

        I believe the sensible thing to do is unceremoniously ban them all.  If Christians stop feeding the trolls, they will go away.

        Anyway, just my two cents, carry on however you see fit.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Tkx James. Can’t disagree at all.

          I do find solace in that when they visit the ‘den,’ they are chewed alive and the bones spit out. God’s truth mind you.

          But you are right, they seek other places to ‘sweep,’ plying their wiles to the unsuspecting.

          The fact that there are believers who actually defend the scriptures against such poison is testament to God’s good word. IMO, atheists cannot stand being intellectually crippled by logic, facts, history, and true science.

          And btw, I have been banned by many many atheists………..not because my commentary is vile, but because daylight cannot be tolerated. 😉

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