Fallen Star - Perth 2012
*doesn’t this look like a star that fell face flat:)
I saw a post saying I will worship while I am waiting. I want to change that to I will worship while waiting, and falling.
This picture is one my favourite pictures taken this year(at least up till now). It is a simple yet heart felt picture. It was taken after a rain and when I was all in the gutters. I was just exhausted and tired and decided to take the camera out and check out if there is anything that was worth taking.
I was trying to capture some photos but the wind was just too strong and I kinda wanted to go back indoors and I remembered about giving God time so I just took a casual stroll down the street and back home. When I was heading back I saw loads of maple leaves on the floor.
This particular one kinda reminded me of the times that we need God by our side, when we fall face flat and it does seem hard to climb back up but without these situations, we will never grow and fruits will never bear on the tree that we came from. It might hurt while we fall and also when we love those people who seemingly don’t deserve our love, but as this quote says, that IS how love is supposed to feel.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Let us be vulnerable and love and also dare to step out and be hurt.
The Last Lap - Perth 2012
I think I have got this obsession with maple trees recently. Maybe because it’s in Autumn and it’s one of the nicest times when the leaves turn bright red and the wonderful thing about it that the leaves shine brighter than the flowers(if there were any)
Hebrews 12:1-3 would be the verse that I would be reminded of when I see this picture. It feels like it is the last lap, the last one standing. And as the Author of Hebrews said, let us run this race for Him and set our eyes just upon him.
12Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
For those of my friends who still have the last one or two papers, press on! It’s literally the last lap and that goes for anyone anywhere else.
Study, work, live for Christ and never lose sight.
Giant Candy Floss - Perth 2012
For those of you who are snuggling up in a couch or in their beds. In the midst of the storms. A tree that I took on Sunday(which looked like a giant candy floss) with the storm brewing, taking out many trees and electricity in Perth.
Exams aren’t over but wanted to share an experience. I was paranoid and nervous for my first paper on Monday. I ended up going into the exams calm. I was praying the night before because I was all tensed up. I went into the exam kinda muddle headed and not getting much out of it but half way through, I decided to stop and pray. DURING THE EXAM! I stopped, prayed, left the hall for awhile and settled backed in.
It was an unexplainable peace that was within, I didn’t know some of the answer and me being me I would have just freaked out but yeah, I think it went well. Praise to God.
I’ll end this with a bible verse:
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Shall update this post once my finals are over. Needed to get this out to get some warmth out there! Press on people with finals like me TT.
This storm shall not bring us down.
May the peace of the Lord be with you no matter where you are and no matter what you are facing at this point of time.