” Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
Scripture defies the darkness and it’s pages exude references to the radiance of Christ, the Light of the World. John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
During the Festival of Shelters, sixteen golden bowls were filled with oil and lit. Jesus stood beneath them in the inner courts of the temple, in a section known as the Treasury, John 8:20 and said that He was now the source of the Light.
The Light of Jesus brings salvation, not just to Israel, but to us, the world, regardless of who we are, race or location. As Christ Ones abiding in His words, in obedience to His perspective and guidance we will not only walk in His beautiful light, we ‘become’ as light reflecting the radiance of Christ in our character. Phil 2:14,15.
Let’s be honest and ask ourselves a point-blank question. Is our light shining? Is it radiantly obvious in our actions? In our behaviours? In our countenance? Is it shining forth to light up the dark corners for others or do the batteries weaken somewhat as life happens and takes us with it? Yeah, maybe we need to recharge before the God of our salvation and the Christ who stood under the sixteen golden bowls of oil lighting the temple and point-blank stated in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” NLT Study Bible.
Philippians 2:14, “Do everything without complaining and arguing. So that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives, as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.”
I’ve had the privilege over the summer of watching over 300 Monarch caterpillars find their wings and take flight into the wide open spaces and the beautiful skies of blue. What a delight to see the caterpillar’s flat-out confinement to milkweed resulting in gorgeous, orange wings to finally and at last rise above the weeds soaring to new heights with new life!
Enjoy this video of one of those miracle moments. A journey accompanied by the Song “Journey” by Steven Curtis Chapman from his album “Speechless.” Photography and movie by K’s Photography at https://www.facebook.com/AllofCreation/ Join me there on facebook.
Milkweed is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly and the only food for the caterpillar as it munches it’s way to wings!
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Do the blues have you down? Stuff on the horizon needing to be faced and here you are just feeling a bit under the weather? A little fear filled and apprehensive? No confidence? No courage? No motivation to face the moment, the day or the week ahead?
Yeah, it hits all of us at one time or another. In moments like these we have to hear Jesus say to us as He taught those listening in His great Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 6: 31, 32b, 33,
“So don’t worry about these things, saying ‘What shall we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?…Your heavenly Father already knows yours needs. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”
That word ‘everything’ means all of it…even that stuffed baggage carried from pillar to post on a daily basis. That hurt! That broken spirit! Broken heart, Broken dream. That rejection, malignment, accusation, unfair treatment, and ridicule! Oh yes, all of it and you know it well don’t you? And we don’t need a GPS to find it. it lives with us until we give it over to a God who understands and cares so deeply for our needs.
So, Beautiful one, say it out loud and know that our Saviour who spoke to the multitude on the mountainside speaks personally into your heart this morning, yeah, even on this blue day, and when He says “Trust me” for all that stuff on the horizon, just do it! ❤
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It was so exciting to find the only Monarch egg that I’ve been able to find this season, hatching right before my eyes, so I quick put the camera on video to catch the moments. It’s quite interesting to watch this tiny, (almost invisible to the human eye) little caterpillar make it’s debute into a pretty rough and tumble world, where it’s got to bloom where it’s planted, so to speak, fighting off all sorts of predators and enemies before it will eventually find it’s wings. The Monarchs are scarce this year in many places, and the milkweed dry and diseased, so this was a precious find for a Monarch lover such as myself. This little one is safe and sound in a mesh nursery away from the foes that it might entangle in the wild outdoors. Enjoy the little star of “Hatch”
Taken in his butterfly house ~ The little star of “Hatch” is coming along nicely and growing like a weed (no pun intended). He is one long, lean caterpillar. Since he did so well starring in his debut show with 55,729 people reached and 17k views I though I’d reward him with his own milkweed plant enhanced with some sweet blooms that grew in my garden. He loved them and was devouring a floral meal a couple of hours ago. He seems long to me so I hope everything goes well.
One of God’s small, yet most amazing creations is the miracle and transformation of the butterfly from tiny egg to wings. Here Hatch has been snuggled into his beautiful, jade chrysalis trimmed with gold for about two weeks and is about to emerge with his gorgeous monarch wings and take flight to Mexico. How amazing is this? ❤
Here’s looking at you! The little star of Hatch received His fabulous wing award today. He was beautiful and perfect in every way. It’s been a fabulous journey with you Hatch, from the side of cornfield to gorgeous wings. You’re a star with your video reaching 62,588 and 20k view. Stay safe and make it to Mexico.<3
The beautiful success story and life cycle of Hatch, the little monarch egg found by the corn field