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.

2 comments:

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.