The Vine and the Branches- Jan and John's Health and Wellness Blog

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5. 20 Steps to a Healthier you

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beautiful Asters- A lesson for us!

Aster's in the Far left corner of the picture

My garden sign says: "Bloom where you're Planted"

Where has the mountain gone?

Today is 'Beautiful Life Friday" at Melissa's Blog-

You can add your blog to MckLinky and show the things that you have found beautiful in your world for this past week.

My "Beautiful Life" amazement this week was when I looked out in my frost bitten and very much "Ready for Snow" yard and saw the Asters in all of their glory. It brought a lesson home to my mind as to what God can do in a Child of the King. When this world is going bad and things look gloomy and dark all around us, we can still shine forth as "God's Children" and be a witness to His love and beauty.

I read a statement from a book called Steps to Christ, that goes like this. "God has bound our hearts to Him by unnumbered tokens in heaven and earth. Through the things of nature, and the deepest and tenderest earthly ties that human hearts can know, He has sought to reveal Himself to us. Yet these but imperfectly represent His love."
STC, pg.9-11

This week, I was able to see God's love through these simple Aster's still showing forth their glory in a world all around them that is giving way to Winter. These precious Asters have been waiting all summer long to show forth their beauty. I may have missed them, if I had stayed inside and and not ventured out in these cold winter days. Perhaps you can glean more lessons then this one, than I was able to pull from this beauty in nature??

I went out and took a few pictures of how we look today. Pretty dreary HUH? Yet the Asters...

Have a great Fall week-end and enjoy the beauty around you that's even there on these dark fall days.

Hugs, Jan