Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Reflections

I hope everyone is having a blessed day today! I was hit with the flu this past week and missed blogging- so I guess I have a little catching up to do? Anyway, just wanted to thank all of you for stopping by- I really appreciate it!!

These are few late afternoon photos while visiting Kalapana.. (location of Kilauea volcano's Pu`u `O`o ocean vent), which hasn't been stirring lately!

I think he was after some shrimp?

Taken from -Streams in the Dessert
(Devotional compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman)

In God, Not Out of Trouble

"And seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest" (Jer. 45:5).
Note: Jeremiah has been known as “the weeping prophet” (cf. 9:1; 13:17; 14:17), living a life of conflict because of his predictions of judgement by the invading Babylonians. (you can read more here if you like)

A promise given for hard places, and a promise of safety and life in the midst of tremendous pressure, a life "for a prey."
What is the meaning of "a life for a prey"? It means a life snatched out of the jaws of the destroyer, as David snatched the lamb from the lion. It means not removal from the noise of the battle and the presence of our foes; but it means a table in the midst of our enemies, a shelter from the storm, a fortress amid the foe, a life preserved in the face of continual pressure: Paul's healing when pressed out of measure so that he despaired of life; Paul's Divine help when the thorn remained, but the power of Christ rested upon him and the grace of Christ was sufficient. Lord, give me my life for a prey, and in the hardest places help me today to be victorious.
--Days of Heaven upon Earth


Denise said...

A lovely post Regina.

Ginny said...

As I thought it would be, your Memorial Day post is completly unique, with none of the usual things. That's what I like about you, you give me the fresh and unexpected. Your pictures are perfect for your thoughts. You write pertty darn good even when you are ill!! I hope you are feeling much better, and that it didn't ruin your holiday too much.

Anya said...

Amazing wonderful shots :-)
Water is always a great subject !!!

Please Regina be careful
take all the rest you need...
We need you 100 % healthy :-)

Hugs from us
Kareltje & Anya

Regina said...

Thank God you are alright.
Those are mazing photos my friend.
And a wonderful message for today.
a blessed Memorial Day.

Take care dearest.

Sandra said...

if jeremiah were alive now he would for sure be weeping and weeping. great words,love the photos. I like the reflection in the clock on the left side bar.

wenn said...

lovely watery shots!

elvira pajarola said...

Carissima Regina........YOU ARE MY HEADER QUEEN!!!!!!!! SUBLIME!!!!!!!!!

These sequences of this magnificient sea and bird are just superfascinating and evoque sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much emotions!!!!!

Oh, I am sooo behind in visiting you, springtime is surely my busiest time of the year.....Nature...Farming...Hosts....Boys.....!!!!.....but beautiful!!!
I noticed You(?right?) and Your two handsome Sons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COMPLIMENTS!!!!! Wonderful to see You together!!!!!!!!!

have a happy, sunny week, cara Regina!
ciao ciao elvira

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