Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

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Amy of the 160 Acre Woods hosts this meme each Wednesday to share God’s word!
Today I have this scripture to share:

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The refreshing "shade at your right hand"...so comforting, so enveloping. I can really appreciate this verse all the more this summer because our once shady lawn has been ravaged by consecutive droughts we've been experiencing and the loss of 5 trees over the past few months has left us bereft of the cooling shade that once protected our home from the burning heat. The shade used to envelop our home in its protective grasp, providing a cool haven from the searing sun. Now the effects of that sun has damaged the landscape almost beyond recognition.
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One lone tree stand sentinel beside the house, evidence of its struggle to live is seen through its vanishing canopy. It just recently was given a death sentence by our arborist. Drought sucks the life out of living things just as evil and sucks the life out of the spirit of man. The world and the flesh seeks to draw man away from doing good and to seek after his own way which will lead farther and farther from God, his Maker. Therefore, cling to God, cling to his Word. Stay beneath His sheltering arms, the shade of His presence which protects us from the wiles of the enemy.

12 comments:

  1. In the shadow of His wings, in His care, that's the best place to be. Blessings from my side of the world to yours!

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  2. Praise God for his protection. I so need that when my busyness takes over. Thanks.

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  3. Oh my! Sorry about the drought issues and the loss of your trees!

    Your verse is a great reminder that our Lord provides for us!

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  4. What a beautiful verse! And you still have a beautiful place despite the drought!

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  5. I live in the desert, so this looks like HEAVEN to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Blessings Schotzy...Praising the Lord as He watches over us and may He restore the shade around your home and the parched lawn. Thankful for the Lord's shelter and His Living Water! So true your words of drought!
    May you find a Shield and shade of the Lord for your home and you! Thank you for this reminder to stay in His Word! Thanks for your special words of encouragement and visit!

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  7. Beautiful reminder. Remaining in His shade is good! Happy WFW!

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  8. What a perfect verse to go with thta picture. I will always remember that verse now when I am in a shade garden.

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  9. Great verse for these hot summer months especially. We can really appreciate the need for shade when that sun beats down on us.

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  10. Thank our Lord that He watches over us and hide us beneath His sheltering arms and protects us! Thanks for sharing this encouraging verse and lovely pictures with us. Take care and have a blessed day!

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  11. I needed to hear that today. Thank you.

    Blessings.

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  12. Hi,
    I just wanted to stop in and let you know that Amy at wfw has had a loss today. I stopped over tonight to look at the wfw posts and saw her post.
    They lost the family dog and are now having to bottle feed the puppies.
    I know she would appreciate some encouragement if you can stop by.

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