Monday, March 21, 2011

Sheltered


Thou art my hiding place . . .
Psalm 32:7

Thou hast been a shelter for me . . .
Psalm 61:3

I'm thankful for His shelter . . . His umbrella of love and grace . . . in every storm.

A long time ago we sang this little song:
Safe am I; safe am I,
In the shelter of His arms.
Sheltered o'er; sheltered o'er,
With His love forevermore.

The little statue pictured above sits in a little nook of our house in a sheltered, green spot. I took the pic looking through this azalea bush bursting with the color of Spring.

15 comments:

S. Etole said...

what a perfect place to be in His grace and beauty ...

Stuff could always be worse said...

I Love this photo and poem of Spring!
kim

Ginny said...

What a lovely and unusual picture. Yes, you are keeping them very safe!! You haven't posted in awhile, nice to see you back!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning, Glenda, I love your Azalea. Ours won't bloom for another month or more.

Aren't we glad that God is our umbrella of love? WOW!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Kathy said...

Your azaleas are beautiful. Nacogdoches has an Azalea Trail every year and I drove through part of it over the weekend but they need another few days to be in their best glory.

Southern Lady said...

Such a beautiful post! I am so glad that I am sheltered by my Father. I love your pictures. I can't believe that you have a blooming azalea. I am jealous! Hope you are doing well. I remember you often in prayer. Carla

Mari said...

I love that statue - and your photo of it through the azalea is so pretty!

Connie said...

Now that I have read your blog I will be singing in my head "safe am I, safe am I........ Brings thoughts of my childhood. My uncle who raised me could not carrying a tune but he sang all the time. This song was one of his favorites. Have a blessed day.

B. Meandering said...

Wow, that's a big, beautiful, healthy azalea bush! You're blessed to have that to look forward to. I like the message of the song and how you've paired it with the statue. Needed this reminder tonight.

Dawn said...

I am in awe of your ability to find amazing shots, and songs and scripture to match. Just beautiful. And yes, the good old songs and choruses!

Last Wednesday night, Rhonda was having auditions for the solo parts of the Easter musical - so we left the kiddoes in their various spots and ducked over to the lake - less than a mile from the church. Dwight's idea - perfect! I was a blessing.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How beautiful your azaelias are. We have some bushes here but no signs of a bud yet. The umbrella reminds me of trust...I once read pray for rain and carry your umbrella. So true. Hope your Wednesday is off to a great start.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This is one of my favorite hymns. What an uplifting posting. I love your flowers, too. They are so beautiful!

Sharon Lynne said...

I've just finished looking at all your pictures for March. I'm quite behind! I loved the rose bush..beautiful...then pruned. The little statue in the bushes did a wonderful job of reminding me of God's shelter. I liked the deer, and her ability to prance toward the heights, one ledge at a time. The wheel barrow and bubbles looked fun. It looks like you live in a lovely place.

Thank you for your picture-insights and encouragements.

Mildred said...

Such comforting verses and a beautiful photo of Spring.

Nancy said...

I LOVE this picture!! And I hadn't heard that old song in years! Thanks for bringing it back into my mind. God is so good!!