… trees… trees … trees

Just returned from Mel’s amazing Memorial Celebration. What a testimony of faithfulness and the love of God in and through Mel to so many many many people.  Mel also never lost his awe of God’s creation.  At the service Carol-Jo, a dear friend, shared verses Mel had taped to his door from Isaiah 55, one of my favorite chapters in the Bible.

You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.

How do trees clap their hands?  Well, in many ways (if you’re looking!)  On this dreary (rainy & cold) Friday in Lent (where folks in D.C. & above are getting more snow) note that even winter trees sometimes ‘clap their hands’ to the Creator…

icy trees (2)Like these icy trees reflecting the sunlight.

Lancaster JRCenter fall viewThen there’s fall trees clapping with golden leaves..

Lancaster tree with berriesWinter trees losing their leaves.. (still clapping)

Purple berries Jamestown IslandSummer trees waving with berries..

SA (21)Mountains & hills bursting into song..

Cherry Trees up look…and trees in spring in beauty totally glorifying God!!

Be blessed & look around — see the trees clapping in joyful adoration to our Heavenly Creator.  May we likewise go forth in joy and be led in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, always & forever, like Mel.

grace, peace & joyful trees, joyful hearts

Virginia : )

p.s.  spring is coming… spring is coming… spring is coming…  (new mantra for freezing bloggers a wee bit tired of the cold!!)

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4 Responses to … trees… trees … trees

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Thanks for update re’ Mel’s service … glad to hear what a joyous time it turned out to be!

    • Virginia says:

      Clark Morledge ended the service with a rousing guitar (YL-ish) Blindman Stood by the Road & Cried (that has that 10+ clap)… & Mel was almost blind! Now he’s @ Home in Heaven…. Hugs! Gin

  2. Mark says:

    Great graduation verse from Isaiah!

    • Virginia says:

      The whole chapter is a fav — i memorized it in TZ (so glad as now that i’m getting older it’s getting harder & harder to memorize! :-/ ) … but these verses have been in my heart since 7th grade. Big blessings to you, Mark!!
      grace, peace & clapping trees — gL

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