Burst onto song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees Isaiah 44:23


Once I heard a pastor one time ask a group of children “How does a tree give glory to God?  How does an elephant give glory?” His answer has had a profound effect on my outlook especially on days like today when I am physically feeling really awful. His answer was “Just by being a tree.  Just by being an elephant.” Gloriously colored trees in the fall of year always remind me of this.  A hillside filled with trees giving glory to God just by being.   Just by being what we are created to be, we give glory to the One who created us.  Now on some days that makes for a busy day and on other days,  like today, I can rest in knowing I give glory to God by being what He created me to be.   The beauty of a foggy mist among the trees on the hill this morning
Today even though I feel awful and I choose to be thankful for:
  • Abba Father who watches over me, forgives me and loves me right where I am
  • His provision and healing touch
  • Puppies who sleep in my lap and beg for my chicken
  • Old movies that I can enjoy with my daughter

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— who always was, who is, and who is to come Rev. 4:8b

My Abba Father is Holy.

This is a verse which over the years has taken me into His presence. The Hebrew word for Holy is hagios. In considering scripture, I have often found it particularly useful to examine the words etymology – that, is the origins of a word. This is especially true for the word Holy. It comes from a the word hagos and is related to:hagnos meaning exciting reverence and pure and thalpō related to warm, keep warm and 2) to cherish with tender love, to foster with tender care

So now before you all go to sleep 🙂 on me.

My Abba Father is to be approached with an exciting reverence or veneration. The same kind of thing veneration that we might see when a child runs into the arms of their daddy after dad has been at work all day. Running with their arms outstretched, a great big smile and jumping into his arms. My Abba Father is pure. He knows what we need and when we it. – Even it seems like it is taking to long to me 😉 – My Abba Father is always there to cherish you and me with His tender love. His love keeps my heart and soul warm and tender. For all that to be true, my Lord Jesus Christ left His throne at the right hand of the Father, so that I could have a relationship with Him.

Jesus – who was – He was with me in the difficult times of the past.

Jesus – who is – He has my back and walks beside me today.

Jesus – who is to come – who one day soon I will meet in clouds. He walks before me into my future. He is my bright and shining light into my tomorrows.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— who always was, who is, and who is to come.


Today I am thankful for:

  • My Abba Father
  • Puppies that wrestle on the floor
  • Red cardinals and Bluejays that took turns sharing the food in the bird feeder this morning
  • Small successes
  • The love of my family