God’s Wondrous Ways

God's Ways

I still remember her distinctly. A stooped old woman with gnarled hands. She was a beggar who used to visit our house frequently many years ago asking for alms.

She was very fond of me & would never hesitate to display her affection by reaching out a bony finger to tap me. She loved to indulge in some light-hearted banter. Her toothy grin was infectious. I really took to her & liked her too.

Slowly, she made it a point to come more often.

Slowly, I started viewing her frequent visits with suspicion.

I began to wonder if she was taking advantage & making a fool out of me.

Almost immediately a small voice within asked me to open the Bible with a very specific command to “turn to page #_, bottom right”.

I eagerly opened my Bible to the specific page & looked to the bottom right. The words that stared back at me were “We are fools for Christ’s sake.”

I was stunned!

I was a very new Christian & not aware of too many scriptures & least of all this! It was nothing but God sharing His specific word about a person & situation He cared for.

Many years have passed since that incident, I have no idea where that old lady is…may she be blessed wherever life has taken her.

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We are fools for Christ’s sake – 1 Corinthians 4:10

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DPChallenge

Life is a coloured pathway

There is something about colour that always inspires me.

Colours are known to evoke moods & emotions.

Life to me is a pathway, strewn with colours from the sombre to the vibrant.

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People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.
~ Markus Zusak ~ 

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
~ John Ruskin ~

There is something about green that calms the soul.

Spots of orange play peekaboo to brighten our days.

Life is not all black & white. There are shades of grey. Cats were created to prove it.

In the pink of health it was said with good reason.

The flowers awaken to greet the sunlight.

 

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. 
~ Pablo Picasso ~

The sky was swept clean & I sat to behold it.

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

In the many colours, I see life.

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In response to the DP Challenge, a splash of colour

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

In case you’re wondering what’s so mergeful about this photograph…

Well, these birds, the Alpine Chough were shot by me in Jungfraujoch/Top of Europe, Switzerland at an altitude of 11,700 feet.

What made it apt for this theme was the backdrop where snow, sky & mist merged to make it pretty hard to see beyond these birds.

 I honoured these birds by featuring them in an earlier post –

Happy Black Birds of the Alps

All other entries for the challenge merge on this page.