Thursday, July 21, 2022

Humble Beginnings....


Yesterday morning, I slipped away a little before 6:30, kayak strapped into the back of my husband's truck and drove the 6-minutes to our nearby little lake.

It's so close, yet I can count on one hand the number of times I've been out this summer, with fingers to spare (it's simply been busier than anticipated - in a totally good way - no regrets).


But there's something about being in the stillness: listening to the melodic birdsong, watching the ripples in the lake as the fish jump and splash, following the ducks as they paddle past with little fingerling-fish still in their beaks from morning fishing, seeing the dragon flies flit about, gazing as the local deer jump gracefully over the fences to come closer to the water's edge for a drink, raising my head as an eagle soars over-head, discovering an osprey nest as mama feeds her little ones, feeling the warmth of the rising sun on my cheeks, and hearing the whispers of gentle breezes stirring the reeds and wild-flowers along the shore. 

It just does something to my soul. 

And, yesterday morning it dawned on me what that "something" is...


It humbles me there in the stillness as I bask in the rich blessings of the creation about me. 

If the creation is so magnificent...

...what about the CREATOR of it all? 

How MAJESTIC must He be...




Yet this CREATOR cares about me...

And, I'm reminded of...and echo the Psalmist (8:3-9, The Message):

When I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,

your handmade sky-jewelry,

Moon and stars mounted in their settings.

Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,

Why do you bother with us [me]?

Why take a second look our [my] way?

Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,

bright with Eden’s dawn light.

You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,

repeated to us your Genesis-charge,

Made us stewards of sheep and cattle,

even animals out in the wild,

Birds flying and fish swimming,

whales singing in the ocean deeps.

GOD, brilliant Lord,

your name echoes around the world.

Yesterday was about perspective, which reminds me who I am:

I am but a fleck of dust floating about the cosmos...

Yet the Creator honors me...

By making me in His image (and, of course, not just me, BUT every babe still-in-the-womb to every man-or-woman-with-one-foot-in-the-grave), He crowns me with glory...

As His child, I am royalty...

Destined for the throne...

Designed with purpose...

And, He delights in me...

I don't get it, and therefore, I am humbled…all because of WHOSE I AM!

There is no room for pride as long as I see myself through His eyes  

I am HIS!!! 

I AM THAT I AM calls me His own. 

Assignment #1 in humility:

Sit with the Creator in His Creation. 

Don't let a thing escape your notice.

Gain perspective of who you really are in light of all things made...and, yet who He says you are by His Word.


  1. Love, Love your photos...and the entire post.

    1. Thank you, Brenda! Appreciate the encouragement!

  2. Absolutely reflective and full of deep meaning. I love your heart sweet lady!

  3. Thank you! ❤️❤️😌❤️❤️