Monday, November 24, 2008

A rose is a rose is a rose

One more thing that I can say I’ve learned from my illness this year: a deeper appreciation of the beauty of God’s creation. As badly as humanity has trampled the world, and carelessly exploited its bounty, I am moved almost daily by some sound or sight or smell that’s transcendent. I was visiting a friend’s plant nursery in Florence, OR, yesterday, and noticed this lone rose encrusted in frost. The rest of the shrub was devoid of leaves. Stunning.


Rick, the Zone Captain said...

Beautiful Peter! I just read, "Hearing God" by Dallas Willard and he refers to God's creation as an expression of His word (He breathed life into all things.)

The Ogler said...

I finished "Hearing God" a month ago. Interesting read. Willard validates my experience, in that God speaks to us many ways--including through his creation, although foremost through his Word.