Sunday, January 2, 2011


While taking a walk in the woods, I noticed these discarded jars with plants growing in them. The plants were protected from the elements  and flourishing, when all around them everything else was dead.
As I start the New Year begins,  I am reminded that because I have Christ in me, I am protected and have life while around me there is lost and dying world. May I not stop there, but be always inviting others to come to Him also.

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19

No power of hell
No scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power
of Christ I'll stand.

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  1. I love the analogy! Thank you for showing it. Happy New Year!

  2. Love this.

    Happy New Year

  3. Good eye to even notice the plants growing in the jars. I love the analogy, too. It makes me feel secure; we are so safe in Christ. (And I love that song...)
    Happy New Year Brenda!

  4. Thank you for the lovely post with so much meaning.
    Hope you and yours have a happy and healthy 2011.

  5. A lovely post. Have a blessed New Year.

  6. WOW! What finds! Great analogy. He also uses us/creates beauty despite our sinful self/trash in our lives...

  7. Wonderful post! I love the fact that we are, indeed, protected by/while abiding in the arms of our Saviour.

  8. What a wonderful discovery. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and comments with us.
    Blessings in this new year.

  9. Of course I loved all your photos of your cold ride on your horses, but these photos and your comments about being protected by God were too beautiful not to comment on. What a great visual!


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