Thursday, September 29, 2011

Teach Us to Number our Days

They say that "a picture paints a thousand words".  This shot paints a poem of Fall on Darling Hill.  A walk through the leaves and a spring in the step! both their steps!  I think that Ruger looks like a big black rabbit here!

Each time we walk up our lane, the carpet of orange and gold becomes more lush and the trees more sparse, allowing sunlight to filter through and sprinkle the way with countless specks of gold.   Here and there a bright green or yellow leaf is illuminated and resembles a piece of phosphorous that glows alongside the unlit road on a dark night stroll. 

This is a season of senses being awakened.  The Summer heat is behind and crisp breezes carry a woodsy, perfumed scent that only Autumn affords.   Enjoy it; these days are numbered.  It seems that this is the most fleeting stretch of weeks throughout the entire year. 

The Bible says, "so teach us to number our days; that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."  Moreso than Autumn, all of our days are numbered.  The believer is to be guided by and used of God every day of his or her life.  Like the spicy scent of this wonderful time of year, our prayers and sacrifices should be a sweet savor in the Lord's nostrils. 

On Darling Hill, the extent of our physical walks are always in the confines of the property.  In our walk of life, the Lord launches us out into the world.  We touch others lives daily, by way of words, in a look or by an action.

Lord, may we be atune to your Word and your leading, applying our hearts unto wisdom, so that your Son can shine through us and strew sundrops to light another's path today.  And may this prayer be answered so that you, not we, will be glorified.

1 comment:

  1. Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your godly wisdom here on this wonderful blog. I needed this today.

    Although I've read the little welcome message in your sidebar many times, these words spoke directly to my heart today: "May I, without murmuring, allow Him to bring those things into my life day by day that are meant for my good, and for His glory!". I needed that, for I am very prone to wordless murmuring in the form of sighs. Thanks for allowing God to use you in the lives of others!