Make a photograph of a plant today. It can be a small one in a pot, a big one in the park, or a tree in a forest.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
I had a lot of troubles with today’s shot, and am not really satisfied with the result even now. But the rule is take the photo today and post today … so what you see is what you get!
The acorns above are on a tree that my husband and I planted in our front yard when we first moved in the house we had built. That was about fifteen years ago. The oak was rather a small sapling and we really weren’tsure it would survive particularly as the soil at the front of the house is not that great. But it survived the first winter (no mean feat in Finland!) and grew well.Then it was attacked somehow and the top of the main trunk died. But our little oak was a survivor and a secondary branch took over. That means it’s lopsided now and more like a bush than a tree. But it’s healthy and we love it.A couple of years ago we noticed it had produced a couple of immature acorns. That was exciting in itself, but this year the acorns are very mature and there are about twenty of them. I like to think that we planted the tree as an act of faith and yes as a display of His splendor.
These verses from Isaiah are among my favourite in the Old Testament!
Oh and btw I didn’t notice the ant and his friends (at all!) until I started fiddling with the picture on the pc!!!