Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pear Blossoms

Pear Blossoms

I glanced out at my backyard today, ready to get the rake and continue cleaning up all of the leaves and twigs left over from last year. I saw the pear tree beginning to bloom. I worked out in the yard yesterday and sure didn't notice it. We've lived in this house for 10 years. There were many of those years when I was so busy treading the water of life that I was unable to see what was right before me. Today, as I walked out to the tree with my camera, I prayed a prayer of thankfulness for these quiet moments, a chance to see.
Dear Lord, thank you for the warmth of the sunshine, the beauty of this pear tree right in my own backyard, the strength that I find in you. I pray that you will restore our hearts and the lost years. Let the joy we find in you be our strength. Give us hope for the future, for our hope is in you.
"for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:10


Heather C said...

Oh, I could pray this right alongside you, my friend! I am so grateful for what the Lord has done in my life... for how far we've come together. Praise You, Jesus!

Sally said...

Oh, you are so right - there is beauty all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes. I've been guilty lately of not being appreciative enough of what and who surrounds me. Thank you for the reminder. The pictures are GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing. (((HUGS)))

Donna said...

How beautiful! I am so glad that you noticed this year! Can't wait until our pear trees are blooming too.

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kimberly said...

beautiful, karen....i know exactly what you mean...about beauty being right before our eyes....and missing it...i pray that prayer often!

Just Joni said...

Beautiful post...it's funny how God opens our eyes to His gifts and it becomes such a source of renewal. Your prayer sits comfortably in my heart and while I do not have a pear tree, I am gathering lots of insight from yours, thank you for sharing ~


Mary DeMuth said...

You take amazing pictures!

Thanks for featuring Daisy Chain on your blog.

With joy,
Mary DeMuth