…and I will meditate on your wonderful works

Watercolor-flower-praiseEvery time we step out of our apartment block’s lift lobby, these are the flowers that greet us – the Lady Di Heliconia Psittacorum. Their dark rose-red bracts and cream-yellow sepals contrast dramatically with the bright green leaves. While the Heliconia Rostrata flowers (here) hang downwards like birds or claws, these heliconias point upwards, like hands raised in worship.

When we draw closer to God, we begin to notice that He speaks to us through His creations. Sadly, most of the time we are surrounded or preoccupied with so many man-made things that bear little semblance to the God through whom all things exist.

And then we wonder why God is not present in our lives.      By R

“I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.”  Psalm 145:1-5 (NASB)

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8 thoughts on “…and I will meditate on your wonderful works

  1. Renee,
    Have you seen heliconias pointing upwards in other locations? This reminds me of the story of the Exodus from Egypt and the protection provided Hebrew homes with blood above their doorways. Praise God for his goodness.

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    1. Hi Linda! These heliconias are actually planted by the local government agencies in charge of our apartment blocks. We don’t have as much nature as we would love to, but we thank God for whatever He has given. God bless you!

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    1. Dear Linda! Thank you very much for your nomination. It is indeed unexpected. However, after much prayer and also due to family and personal reasons, we are sorry that we are unable to accept the award. Our blog is actually our thanksgiving to God for saving our marriage and our family. We thank you for your support from the bottom of our hearts. May God continue to shower His abundant graces and blessing upon you and your blog!

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      1. Ben and Renee, each of your blog posts is a devotion to God, written with a thankful heart. You receive your blessings from Him. I understand. You are welcome for the nomination. I do enjoy your blog. Keep posting!

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