Thursday, October 7, 2010

Morning at the Pumpkin Patch

It is days like these that make me think of all the mothers in the world that are worried about such grand issues that simple, daily outings are just fanciful dreams.

Mothers in Africa worried about what meal she can serve or what medicine she can acquire. Mothers in Israel worried about car bombings or raids. Mothers in Haiti worried about missing daughters, sons, husbands.
 
And yet. I get the pumpkin patch, hay-rides, and a rosy-cheeked five year-old. I don't really understand why I have been given these blessings when others have not. But it moves me to prayer and a sense of deep humility.

I am grateful I serve a God who understands, when I do not. A God who acts, when I cannot. A God who knows the name of every soul, when I know not. A God who is the great "I AM" and desires for us all to know ... "I am His."

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, 
you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy..."
1 Peter 1:8

12 comments:

  1. She is such a cutie. What beautiful pictures xx

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  2. I love that first picture in particular.
    Such a true post.

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  3. so rich anna, thanks for sharing and gorgeous pictures.

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  4. Beautiful! Both the words and the photos. And that looks like a particularly good pumpkin patch!

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  5. So cute!! I'm so bummed I forgot my card!!! We'll HAVE to go back!!! Those pictures are precious!!!

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  6. Amen and amen! All praise and thanksgiving to the Giver of good gifts.

    It looks like your little pumpkin elf had herself a wonderful time!

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  7. Amen! And may our hearts be ever inclined towards the Giver, regardless of the gift.

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  8. Beautiful words and an enchanted place. That's the handsomest pumpkin patch I've ever seen. I think having a child has made me a far more compassionate person. Praise God for his blessings and prayers for those mothers in stress.

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  9. I've had this kind of thought so many times. For sure, I know it wasn't anything I did to deserve such richness, but just His incomprehensible mercy. For us, I think, the struggle is to not grow complacent, smug or petty when things come so comparatively easy for us ...

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  10. You've touched on the deep issues this mother's heart...thank you, Anna.

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  11. beautiful pictures and beautiful words. you put things in perspective for me this morning.

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