Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nothing More






Today we wandered the paths that bush fires had devoured only weeks before. It was with a swift slap to face that the unpredictability of creation revealed it's self.

With nothing but the ocean and charred branches in sight, I was reminded of the majesty and power of my Creator.

I was also reminded of my responsibility to live well and respectfully of what has been provided for us. To use what I need and nothing more, to consume thoughtfully and tread lightly where possible.


To be grateful.


A Prayer

11 comments:

  1. I love what the fire reminded you.

    Bush fires remind me that from destruction there's renewal.

    In a few weeks that same spot will be flush with new growth. There'll be trees re-sprouting and seedlings germinating that would not have seen the light of day if not for that disturbance.

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  2. This is a marvellous prayer of humility. I am continually reminded of His might...awesome.

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  3. I always felt so bad about all the fires in Australia until I learned that some trees have adapted to require the fire to split open their seed pods so their seeds can germinate .. It didn't stop me from feeling bad but just another perspective. Loved this post. x

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  4. I was also reminded of my responsibility to live well and respectfully of what has been provided for us. To use what I need and nothing more, to consume thoughtfully and tread lightly where possible.

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  5. Thank you for the reminder. God is so mysterious...especially lately...i love this post.

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  6. Adore this. I love the reminder to appreciate life and what a wonderful Earth we have to live on.

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  7. This is so sad. But it isn't in our hands to prevent this from happening. Its in the hand of God and I know it serves a purpose for Him. Let's just pray that no one will be hurt in this bush fires.
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  8. ooooh, very cool photos, em, I love them! There are still signs around of Black Saturday in our neck of the woods, particular down the road from where I work at Monash Uni. It is scary what fire can do, isn't it? x

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  9. It's the renewal after a bush fire that always surprises me and gives me a lot to think about. Lots to apply to the way we live our lives every day, that's for sure.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em