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…
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!!)