Morning Walk

Anna Daisy (Mom)
liked going for walks on crisp sunny days. Nothing was more exhilarating than seeing
the praise-worthy creation while walking and talking with God.
Psalm 118:24 places our eyes on Him, This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice
and be glad in it
I Thessalonians 5:18 – Be thankful in all
circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus
.  We often put God in
a box, and don’t understand His purposes for the happenings in our lives. We
consider Who God is, and all He has accomplished with and for us. Do we really
know our God?
Job 40:9-10 – Are
you as strong as God?
Can you thunder with a voice like His? All right, put on your glory and splendor, your honor and majesty.
we push the curtains of our mind aside and let our thoughts romp or run with
the wonders and glorious thoughts of God our Father?
push the curtains of my mind aside
         To free each morning thought to romp
and run,
         And see what secrets nature might
Before night dew
is heat-dried by the sun.
A pale moon
hangs upon the western sky
And like the
lingering mist will disappear.
Red feathered
warblers perched on pines nearby
‘Rejoice! Another day is here.”
Blue violets nod
beside a running brook
That sings of
rushing time. As day begins,
I turn toward
home. Now sun invades my nook
With gold to
view my dew-drenched moccasin.
Today my heart
will echo, note by note,
The happy Alleluias
nature wrote.
         Why rush through this life at an
unseeing pace of the glories Mom describes in this brief poem? One day this
world will not be. That is when the happy Alleluias of nature become the Songs
of Glories of being with God, not for a brief time, but forever and ever. 
         When we look for God and His glories on
earth, we will only have a taste of what is to come. Visiting with my dear ninety-five
year old Aunt, she reminded me of this scripture –
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now;
rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see
now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
  2 Corinthians 4:18.
         On the 24th day of March, my
dear husband of sixty-six years stepped into Heaven from this world. As we
gathered to celebrate with family, I rejoiced God the Father held him close to
him. Torn between tears and thankfulness, I know God is teaching me His Power
and His Great Love.  Scriptures mean more…
and more.
         Blessed beyond measure by the surety of
faith in Christ Jesus, we walk toward Home through the shadows of death to
Jesus the Light of the World.  The walk
toward our heavenly home begins with first knowing where Home is! 
 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own
time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot
see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 
         Psalm 96:11-12Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice
before the Lord.
         Psalm 96:13 – For He is
coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.

He shall judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with His truth.
19:1, 4, 6
After these things I heard a
loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!  Again, they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises
up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures
fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” And
I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many
waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord
God Omnipotent reigns!
         Psalm 146:1-2Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have
my being.

         Psalm 146:5-6Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his
Whose hope is in
the Lord his God,

Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them.