Showing posts from June, 2015

Like a Flower in the Field

Spring is beautiful. Each day, as spring takes hold, we can see buds swelling, tender green leaves emerging, and with each sprinkle of spring rain, an aroma sweeter than the finest French perfume. It is a season of new beginnings and abundant promise.

We know from watching spring after spring over the course of many years, this tender season will soon give way to summer, summer will wind down into autumn, and once again, a blanket of snow will cover what was once green.

The turning of the seasons is a perfect picture of both the brevity and the sweetness of our lives here on this earth.

As the Scriptures say, "People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades." (1 Peter 1:24 NLT)

The China Rose tree is one of the first shrubs to bloom each spring. When it blooms, it is literally covered with delicate, crepe-like pink blossoms. The flowers only last a few days, but what glorious days they are! Once the shrub is done blo…

A Poem for Bikers

At Bethel Assembly's first Blessing of the Bikes, Canadian biker Keith Braun shared an original poem, "This Biking Life." Enjoy.

As we cruise along for just the ride
Down roads alone or with friends beside
Basking in the sun and breeze
The filtered light through all Your trees
Help us Lord to understand
While we travel here across Your land
That we’re also here at Your command.

On broad avenues or down winding lanes The rumble of engines like distant trains The sound and wind that lullaby The ride and bring that biker’s high Create for me a two-wheeled hymn Keeping soul and mind in trim And showing me that it’s from Him.
All this world’s made at Your pleasure For all Your creatures in equal measure Help us then as we cross Your realm  To keep You firmly at the helm Of our two-wheeled chariots on the road Remind us Lord that which You told That in serving You we shall be bold.
Your Son’s command, before He went Was that we should be willing to be sent As you go, share wh…