Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Little Green Frog

What a surprise to see this little green guy in my front flower bed.  I don't remember ever seeing such an exotic looking green frog in our yard before, so I was excited to have him as a welcome visitor.  It was so sweet the way he sat nestled in the center of an Iris flower.  He looked comfy and protected.  It reminds me of how we as Christians feel when we remember that we are nestled in the loving hands of our Heavenly Father.

There are many wonderful verses in the Bible that speak of God holding us in His hands:

"I trust in you, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God.'
My times are in your hands..." Psalm 31:14-15
 
"If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds
him with his hand" Psalm 37:23-24
 
"If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on
the far side of the sea; even there your hand will guide
me, your right hand will hold me fast" Psalm 139:9-10
 
"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
no one can snatch them out of my hand" John 10:28
 
We can learn so much about God's great love for us from nature that is around us.  I like what the late, great Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi said, "The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of nature."  Indeed, God created all of nature for a purpose -- and one of those purposes is to bring honor and glory to His matchless name.  Let's join nature in singing His praises today -- and be thankful that we are held so lovingly in His capable hands.


1 comment:

Lou Ann said...

What a great photo, and I loved the Gaudí quote as well. The verses about how God holds us in His hands really help us visualize His loving care. I love those! Thanks for a great post.