On a morning walk I took these pictures of trees on opposite sides of the street. While some trees lost their leaves quickly to the winds, others held on tightly to their leaves. It made me ruminate on how we can respond to adversity, we can choose to let go or hang tight to life and it’s goodness.
Joshua 1:9 -Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
When you need a break from the rush and busyness of life, a quick escape or a getaway to a place of quiet and calm will help your body and mind to breathe and relax. It will remove you from the everyday stress, the chaotic lifestyle that most of us lead, the thoughts and anxieties that crowd our minds and fill our heads, the tensions in our bodies and the regular worries that everyday life brings. The rest and relaxation will bring healing to your mind and body and rejuvenate you. The getaway does not have to be an expensive or exotic getaway, it can be an escape to your room or your backyard, a hike in the woods, a day spent gardening, a long walk by the lake or a day spent in bed reading your favourite book. What’s your getaway this weekend?
Jeremiah 30:17 - For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Most Canadians, visitors to Toronto and visiting Americans from across the border are drawn to visit the Niagara Falls at sometime during their stay in Toronto. You cannot say you have seen Canada if you have not seen the Niagara Falls. This past weekend we visited the Falls and marvelled in it’s beauty, both during the day when you can see the turquoise waters thundering down from a height into the river below, creating an almost magical moment in the middle and a fine constant spray of water that moves with the direction of the wind and settles on visitors. The night views are even better and if you are lucky enough to be there on the day of a full moon, you’ve hit the jackpot!!
John 7:38 - Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’