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I Saw God Today

By Jacqueline Wilt, R.N., C.E.M.T.

Tags: spring, prayer, flowers, ranch,

Jacqueline WiltWe have had a hard year … as have many people in this changing world today. I was feeling particularly sorry for my personal problems one day and decided to go for a walk to clear my head. It was a gorgeous day, a sharp contrast to my murky mood. I began to pray for God to help me to understand why things were happening the way they were and to give me the strength and wisdom to get through it … Thankfully, I took my camera along …

I noted the brown, dry grass crunching underfoot. Everything, in the midst of what was supposed to be the dawn of spring, was still dead and lifeless.

Brown hillside

Until … I stopped and saw a small, white flower peeking out from among the brown grass!

False Garlic flower

I began searching for more … and began to happily play hopscotch trying to avoid the bounty of blooms scattered across the native grass carpet.

Ground Plum Milk Vetch in flower

I found many beautiful things on that walk.

Wild strawberry

And by the time I got back to the house, I again prayed to God. I thanked him for the beauty he created, the incredible land we are so blessed to live on:

Stream on Diamond W Ranch

And the gentle way he showed me that even though things in my crazy life look tough now, there is hope and life on the way …

Brighter days are coming, and God is in the midst of us, holding our hand.

brenda kipp_1
6/15/2009 4:56:05 PM

Isn't it amazing how such a great God can show Himself in such small ways? It teaches us to "be still" and appreciate the simple things in life.

sherry 'woodswoman'
5/3/2009 1:02:53 PM

Jacqueline ~ John 14:1 came to mind..."Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me." I've always turned to nature for confirmation of goodness. The white pine is such a symbol. There are always 5 needles in a clump of white pine needles. Never 6, never 4, but 5. Intelligent design, to be sure. Great post ~ especially the part about going back to God and thanking him for the confirmation. Sherry