Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Perched atop
barbed wire
spider webs
he adds 
color to the drabness
softness to the stark harshness
and beauty to the ugliness.

Isn't that what
we are called
to do?
Even in the midst
of our weakness
our pain
and our humanity
His beauty can shine.

Lord, I don't always feel that I have much to offer to a hurting world.
I certainly don't "have it all together."
And then you remind me that it's not about ME and MY strengths.
It's about what YOU can do through me, for when I am weak
then your strength and beauty can shine.
Your light can burst through every crack in my life
IF I surrender it to you.  
I can't think of anything more beautiful than that.
Thank You - and please remind me again and again.


Maple Lane said...

A beautiful post! Have a nice Tuesday.

Mari said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful words!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous post today, Glenda... Sometimes it's hard to rise above the rust and cobwebs all around us, isn't it??? God --help us all!!!!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful little bird. I'm not familiar with this one.

Ginny said...

When it finally dawned on me that life was not all about ME, was when I began to live for what God wants me to do. What kind of bird is this? I have ruled out house finch and cardinal.

Glenda said...

I need help identifying this little bird! Is he a scarlet tanager? That's what I think.

Rebecca said...

Well chosen words,, Glenda - "color to drabness, softness to the stark harshness and beauty to the ugliness..."

May Christ be seen in me!

S. Etole said...

Such a colorful bird and great reminder.

Connie said...

So well written and so true.

thefisherlady said...

Amen... a beautiful prayer and
your bird is 'outstanding'

Anneliese said...

Oh, that I might see the beauty He wants to pour out through my weakness.. weakness that points to Him Who is able.

thefisherlady said...

this is very dear to me at this time... a prayer I will offer up.