Thursday, February 18, 2016

Nature's Gift of Hope

Dear Friends,

     This season is one of hope, continual unfolding, and a belief in the gift of New Life.  Today, notice how nature reminds you of God's hope for you and your life.  Take a moment today to be in nature and ask God to show you a sign of hope, one that you can capture in your mind's eye, to carry with you through Lent and beyond.

Wishing you moments of beauty and hope in the natural world,

"Holy persons draw to themselves all that is earthly." - Hildegard de Bingen
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.  There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for spring.  There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."  -Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
"I like to remember during the daylight hours that the stars are still shining above me."
-Sarah Seabury Reynolds, Bring Me the Ocean
Photo by Kimberly Ann Borin, Copyright 2016