Photo by Justin Otto
Brown, black, reddish, or gray,
squirrels are definitely here to stay.
It’s fun to view them as they eat
an acorn or a nutty treat.
I think of them scurrying among leaves in fall
More than at any other time of year at all.
To watch them can give your spirits a lift,
As they climb up a tree or do other things swift.
I don’t remember seeing a squirrel that’s just a baby;
If I take a nature walk down a woodsy path–maybe.
I thank the Lord for these little creatures,
Among His creation with their own unique features.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.”
Genesis 8:1 (NKJV)
Today a problem came to occupy my mind.
I claim to trust God, but what would it find?
Would it find a mind at rest,
Trusting Jesus through the test?
Or would my mind be in worry mode?
If so, I’ll carry a heavy load.
But “faith” versus “action,” which way should I go?
Ask God to make plain when you just don’t know.
Then give it to Jesus if it seems beyond your care;
Give it to Jesus, and leave it there.
P. A. Oltrogge
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity….” Proverbs 2:6-7
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:13 (Gods Word)
This message is a thank you for the encouraging thoughts and feedback on this poetry blog. I’ve not posted any of them, though, since it’s my inclination that it might be good for readers to have a place to come to where they can just quietly reflect upon the scriptures and anything that might uplift from a poem’s message. Jesus went away to a quiet place at times to rest and pray–may this be a bit like such a place for you to also do that on any given day.
“And after He had sent the multitudes away, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.” Matthew 14:23
“Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.’….”
Mark 6:31 (NLT)
“And He came out and proceeded, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives….”
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah”
Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)