Every Morning

Photo taken on the farm of my husband's parents. Nature is so beautiful here.

Photo taken on the farm of my husband’s parents. Nature is so beautiful here.

Every morning I get up out of bed, I look out the window. Most mornings it is pitch black because I am with my kids as they get ready for school. On the weekend, I have the luxury of sleeping in. As I awake, my first glimpses may be the beginning of light from a distant, the softness of the grass in the yard, or baby birds eyeing my feeders. It is in this I reflect on God’s creation. This week as I prepare for my women’s group, the subject is on God’s presence.
In one of the most well-known stories of the Bible in the book of Job, we learn of a man who loved God. Despite all this love he has for God, God allows Job to lose absolutely everything. I can not even imagine what he must have felt like. I have lost many things, but not everything like him. Job is left miserable with the loss of his children, money, and his health. Despite it all, Job wonders why me but he never curses God. Finally God responds to Job through nature itself.
If you have time to read Job 38, it is here that God engages Job to look to the night sky and the clouds of a summer’s day. He than takes him on a wonderful adventure of nature itself and its animals. It is in God’s safari that Job is refreshed in his belief. Can you imagine being lifted up and allowed to see all things created through the wonder of God’s eyes? There is so much more to God than only nature, but it was the way HE chose to show Himself to Job.
Thanks to all of you that write and bring to life a bit of yourself through your stories and photography. I do believe their is the divine in all of this we call life. God chose the Bible to tell us so much. It is through pain and hardship, nature beckons us back to Him. By the way everything was restored to Job. I suppose God could have put on a professor’s cap to teach Job, but He chose to teach through his own Handiwork. I like those kind of lessons myself. I don’t have to take notes.

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18 thoughts on “Every Morning

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      I am a woman of many things…God is a very important part of my life. I keep searching for HIM. My health caused me a lot of grief when it comes to my belief..I have very little now, but I know I used to have A LOT..So I keep looking for that part that had a lot..I read some research from some folks that had brain tumors who were really strong spiritually and lost all faith….It is a tough thing, but I am experiencing some of that..But I keep on keeping on as the Bible asks us to do ( my paraphrase version)….

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      1. John

        I do understand what you mean. All I can say is no matter the trial you face, keep Him directly in front of you. We know as believers that paradise awaits, and that this life is but a few ticks in terms of eternity to come. What I mean is be strong, keep your faith solid as the Rock.

      2. Donna

        “But I keep on keeping on as the Bible asks us to do ” – that is faith! Reminds me of the poem/story “Footprints”. Excellent post!

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Glad to hear. I share about everyday experiences and my writings can be very raw. Reminding ourselves of a Higher Being is crucial to this very unfair life. Thx for dropping by! Alesia

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  1. pinklightsabre

    I’m grateful to you and these perspectives you share Alesia! Thank you. I appreciate the story of Job as you relay it here, and the image of your mornings…soon we will have more light. More and more every day. Best, – Bill

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Bill, I love Seattle and everything about it. The weather reminds me of my time living in Germany. As you know the weather there is similar. Thank you also for your kind words.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      I know. It is an amazing few chapters as you create in your mind Job 38-through to the end this actual event unfolding right in front of Job’s eyes to see. He began to not question why anylonger but looking to the WHO of creation itself. It is a valuable lesson for all of us as we hold on to our faith and to understanding of God Himself. Thank you as always for reading.

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  2. cross(stitch)yourheart

    What a beautifully written post and a lesson to remember, especially as we’re entering Lent and a time to sacrifice and get closer to God.

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