Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesdays Unwrapped - Hope

"My soul wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him."
Psalm 62: 5

It was one of those days. There was nothing really terrible happening - there just wasn't anything happening. I am in a waiting season - waiting for those huge prayers to be answered - wondering if they ever will.

I stepped out onto the front porch to sweep away the petals the wind had shaken loose from the Impatience plant and was stopped dead in my tracks. Suspended just above the flowers was the biggest butterfly I had ever seen.

I ran back inside to get my camera, fully convinced it would be gone before I could back outside. When I opened the screen door, it was still there. I quietly made my way as close as I dared and took a picture - and then another and another. That beautiful creature just let me get as close as I wanted.

I felt something stir in my heart as I watched. It was as though "hope" rode on those delicate wings - a gentle reminder that the Father is there even when I think He hasn't heard my voice.

"I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and supplications, because He has inclined His ear to me. Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live."
Psalm 116: 1,2

For more glimpses of things small things hiding in secret places, please visit Emily's blog, Chatting At the Sky.



grammy said...

that is so pretty
We had a moth like that on our screen door one time...the kids loved it

At first when you said there was something on the porch...
I thought you might say
I will take a butterfly any day (o:

Sandy said...

That butterfly is so pretty, one
more of God's glorious creatures.
Psalm 166, such a favorite of
mine with very special meaning
for me.

Trisha said...

Lovely words, Linda. How good God is to let us SEE His faithfulness everyday.

Heather said...

I love His tender reminders... He hasn't forgotten, He hasn't forsaken! How good is He??!!!

Jan said...

Yes, God sends His beautiful messages, but we have to have our eyes open to see them. Thank you for your lovely post.

Sarah said...

Hope and faith, learning to cling to both of them!

Linda, I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.


Cactus Happy,

christy rose said...

Amen! It is always nice to get a reminder that He is always there! :)

Carole Burant said...

Oh, Linda, I don't think I've ever seen such a huge butterfly, it's gorgeous! How wonderful that it even stayed there while you took pictures. Sometimes it's these little moments that make a day worth it:-) xoxo

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a gorgeous photo! i love hanging baskets and buterflies, get the two together and you have a winner!

Maxine said...

What a lovely, photo. I often marvel at how something so horrible as a caterpillar (I hate them) can become something so beautiful. Only God can do that with His creatures.