Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
"Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
~1 Peter 1:18-19
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Lydia and I
God might have bade the earth bring forth
Enough for great and small,
The oak tree and the cedar tree,
Without a flower at all.
We might have had enough, enough
For every want of ours,
For luxury, medicine, and toil,
And yet have had no flowers.
Then wherefore, wherefore were they made,
All dyed with rainbow light,
All fashioned with supremest grace,
Upspringing day and night: -
Springing in valleys green and low,
And on the mountains high,
And in the silent wilderness
Where no man passes by?
Our outward life requires them not, -
Then wherefore had they birth? -
To minister delight to man,
To beautify the earth.
By Mary Howitt- "The Use of Flowers"
taken from, "The Gospel in Nature," by Henry C. McCook