One afternoon while sitting on my front porch, I noticed this Stick Bug. I knew that it was certainly lost from its natural habitat. I felt there were lessons that I and maybe others could learn from this Stick Bug.
AS I SEE YOU THERE
I wonder as I see you there,
How lonely you must be.
Far away from your home,
Your surroundings so strange indeed.
I watch you as you struggle to move,
Just to go a little more.
Can a lesson be found,
Maybe one about loneliness?
Giving thanks to God always,
That people never have to feel alone.
Hebrews 13:5-6 (HCSB)
5 Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you. 6 Therefore, we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
I have shared my peony blooms before and it will always be one of my favorite flowers. To me, it does remain lovely after losing its petals and only the seed pod is left. I have shown pictures of that before on the blog. But even with the beauty that brings to us, the fact remains that it’s here for just a short time. It is so wonderful that we can say and rejoice in knowing that God’s love remains, and is here with us forever.
Isaiah 40:8 (HCSB)
The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.
John 3:16 (HCSB)
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Oh why is it, that I would ever wonder, how You know
Each person’s need, each person’s hurt, each person’s heart.
Why oh why is it that I would ever wonder how You know.
You are so faithful, so true.
Giving constant abiding love.
Unspoken to anyone, You hear the small voices inside the heart.
You hear the cry of Your child.
And in ways so gentle you work, You speak.
We have to listen or we will not hear or see.
The need is met, the heart and the hurts are comforted.
Love is given, love is shown.
Comforting the cry of Your child.
Oh, why is it that I would ever wonder how You know. Gay Nell Olive