1329. Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns. ~Charles Feidelson, Jr.

Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter
lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb
opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  ~
Barbara Winkler

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Skies were gray early today, and it was cold, decidedly cold. Bare tree branches filigreed the heavens in brown lacy patterns, and up high in one of them, a neighbor’s pecan tree, I spotted a leafy squirrel’s nest. And as on other occasions I pondered how warm it could truly up there be as well as how the fragile looking nest manages to hold together in gusty north winds. However despite my lack of understanding about that, it simply adds yet another piece to my awareness of ordained purposes for fallen autumnal leaves. Not only are they used appaarently as nest building materials but they also protect and enrich the soil, provide nurseries for butterfly larvae/pupae, overwintering habitats for queen bumblebees and other beneficial insects and microbes as well as affording animals like frogs and salamanders places to hunt and hide, offering food for ground-feeding birds, and doing beneficially good things for the soil. That’s why nature’s tutelage never fails to reveal great insights into God’s heart and His grand plan in Creation. For who but a loving Father would not only create life but also build in ways to keep it nurtured and healthy. ‘Tis this that speaks emphatically of Divine design and what keeps me from seeing any validity whatsoever in a “bang bang” theory or the idea that “good or vibes” of fortune just randomly float in and around our lives from somewhere up above in the cosmos. Even if one were to believe that an ancient concentration of energy and matter expanded and exploded at some point in time to create the building blocks of the universe and life and matter as we know it, that still doesn’t explain where, how, and by what hand/means the concentration of such was in existence and/or from where and how “good or bad vibes” emanate. Everything in nature speaks of rhyme and reason, and that can’t be as easily explained away as it being irrelevant or it being written off to obscurity and anonymity. The past and the natural world yet and eternally whisper of a holy Creator!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. ~Genesis 1:1  ✝

**Photo by Natalie

12 thoughts on “1329. Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns. ~Charles Feidelson, Jr.

  1. Reblogged this on Anything is Possible! and commented:
    Natalie’s eloquent writing about the profound has got my mind going on an adventure. I wonder if God IS the good vibes and if God MADE the big bang happen. But that’s based on our limited understanding of something/someone beyond our comprehension. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. But we need to understand there’s more that we can see. Like looking at the surface of the ocean and thinking that’s all there is to it.

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  2. A profound piece of writing Natalie .. Life and Death… Good and Bad.. Positive and Negative.. For us to experience Light we also have to know the Dark.. Such is the continuum of our dualistic nature of experiencing this realm of matter on this wonderful planet we call Earth..
    Life is miraculous.. And there are more things in heaven and earth than we mere mortals shall ever understand…
    I am just so grateful I came to experience some of these Wonderful events that we see in the natural world.. Such as you have described..
    Many thanks for sharing.. I loved reading.. and came via JoAnna’s reblog..
    Blessings
    Sue ❤

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