The woods out back have burst into leaf. After a few warm days when the sap moved through the cells to the tops of the firs, each branch is tipped with fresh green needles. We lost a few trees over the winter and the woodpeckers have been busy eating the bugs in the trunks. The clicking of beak against wood wakes us some mornings.
It’s started to rain again after a sunny weekend. The ground smells like peat, the pond is refilling, and the birds are settling down for the night as the sun goes down.
From morning until night, scriptures tell us God’s love never fails. That’s something to give us sweet dreams tonight.
*Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm 36:5-9 NIV
*Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king." Daniel 2:19b-23 NIV
*He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth--the Lord God Almighty is His name. Amos 4:13 NIV