Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Life

The hubby and I have been amazed over these past few weeks.  Our grapes have literally doubled in size.  Seriously.  This grape vine was half this size a few weeks ago and we didn't do anything to bring on this growth spurt.  Love that!  We love watching it grow.  It is amazing to look closely at the little 'feelers' and see them seek out the wires and then tightly wrap themselves around it. So, so cool.  Such an amazing display of God's amazing handiwork in His creation.
This didn't just happen by chance or by some mere explosion from nothing. No. It has the fingerprints of a magnificent Creator all over it.  This is probably my favorite thing we have growing on our farm yet.  (It would be pretty easy to fill that role since nothing else we have is growing. Growing well that is.) I could look at this all day.  Since I have three munchkins, that probably won't happen.
God's hand is in everything.  I see it everywhere.  I see it in the plants that spring out from the earth with their beautiful green leaves and buds out on display.  I see it in the spring when lambs are born and new chicks hatch from their lovely eggs.  Most of all I see it at work in my heart and in the lives of the Lord's chosen ones.  We are the beneficiaries of God's bountiful and endless grace.  This makes my heart swell.
This life. This momentary life is meant for one thing.  To glorify God.  And even though this earth with all it's displays of God's artistry is breathtaking.  His creation of us and of our children, is truly the greatest.  That He would care for us as He does is true love.  And when He sets His love on us, saves us, and receives us as His children, it is then that we can say we have new life.
Oh LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in
all the earth!
You have set your glory above the
Out of the mouth of babies and
you have established strength
because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the
When I look at your heavens, the
 work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which
you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful
 of him,
and the son of man that you
care for him?
Yet you have made him a little
lower than the heavenly
and crowned him with glory
and honor.
You have given him dominion over
 the works of your hands;
you have put all things under
his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the
fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths
of the seas.
Oh LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in
all the earth! 
Psalm 8

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