What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Reflections of His Love

Last evening I took my usual walk to the neighborhood "pond", and as I approached the edge of the little cove, I was stunned by the beauty of the reflections on the water that was as smooth and clear as glass....pictures don't do it justice...but the reflections were so clear that it almost took my breath away...

 Just let your eyes focus on the reflections in the water...
  I know I've shared many pictures from this same place, but it seems as though I am always surprised to see just how perfectly the water reflects the trees and grasses and foliage around the shoreline and even in the middle of the pond...

 Even this is a reflection of God's creative beauty at work...

I mean...the reflection was so clear...I could even see my own face in the water... and I was reminded of this verse:

"For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known..."  
I Corinthians 13:12

And of course this all made me stop and think and pray...because I have a lot of questions about  God's plans for us now and in the future...many things...and this message also came to me:

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
Jeremiah 33:3

And as I turned away from the beauty of the pond to head back home,  I looked down on the ground and saw this snakeskin that had been recently shed by one of the local black snakes...and I know some of you are squeamish about snakes in general, but I saw this shed skin as a very positive message from God at that moment...giving me encouragement and hope regarding our future:

"Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them."
Isaiah 42:9

and also from Isaiah 43:18-19

"Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness 
and rivers in the desert."

And these words encouraged my heart and helped me to put "old" things into perspective and look forward to the "new" thing that God is planning to do.  He is going to help me shed this old, dry skin of the past and the things that hold me back from moving forward and give me a fresh new start.

I love this promise to the children of Israel in Isaiah 44:3-4, and I'd like to claim it for my own as well:

"For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
and floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
and My blessing on your offspring;
They will spring up among the grass
like willows by the watercourses."

Yes, Lord...pour it on...pour out Your Spirit upon us, and bless us for Your Kingdom's sake, Amen.


  1. Amen! Fill me with Your Holy Spirit!!

    1. Oh, Yes, Amen!! We practiced a song tonight in choir to sing on Pentecost Sunday, "Come, Holy Spirit, Come!". Yes...come!!

  2. I will never look at a snakeskin in quite the same way again. What insight!

    The selfie of you in the lake water is such fun! Marvelous post. Oh that we would remember more faithfully that we are intended to be a reflection of Jesus right now!

    See you soooooon!

    1. Thank you, Barbara...I know...that snakeskin really "spoke to me". Well, God used it to speak to me. And I am so thankful for His prompting and encouragement. Oh, yes, to be able to reflect Jesus in all that we do... that is our goal and purpose here on earth. See you soon!!!!

  3. I love to see reflections of nature in the water. I wonder what the animals think when they see their faces reflected. This reminds me of the lyric, "We shall see Him face to face, and tell the story 'saved by grace'".

    1. Oh yes...I Love that song..."And I shall see Him face to face..." Wasn't that by Fanny Crosby? And she was blind...so I know her first "eye opening view" was of the face of Jesus! What joy and delight!!! And to tell the story, "saved by grace.." Praise God!!

  4. Oh Pamela, such a lovely posting, both your photos and the Scripture verses you have shared with us, thank you!

    What a darling photo of your reflection, and so clear.

    Take care~

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I was amazed at the clearness of these photos myself...I love the special little ways God chooses to bless us, sometimes when we least expect it!! Thank you for your kind words always. You are a blessing.

  5. A wonderful post!

    "He is going to help me shed this old, dry skin of the past and the things that hold me back from moving forward and give me a fresh new start."

    This is encouraging!

    One day others like you will sprout up. Your great great great granddaughter...or someone today. :-)

    1. Thank you, Sandi...Yes. this was encouraging to me as well! I love it when God gives me a message that not only encourages me, but others as too. Our God IS an awesome God!!! I love your final sentence so much. You just never know...and I can only pray. So far I only have one grandson, and there don't appear to be any others on the horizon...so it will be up to him (and God!) to produce any great great great grandchildren...and I pray they will love Jesus most of all. That is my prayer. Nothing else really matters but that.

    2. One grandson...

      I just posted this morning about Abraham. He was just one, but he populated the entire Middle East... ha ha ha!! 😂

  6. Such a wonderful and peaceful post and photos Pamela. Especially the one with your image taking the photo of such a lovely place. What a blessing!

    1. Thank you, Toni. It was an inspiring evening, and I thank the Lord for the insights and encouragement He gave me. It was a time of blessing, and I am so thankful. Thank you for visiting...Hope your day has been wonderful.

  7. I love the scripture verse 1 Cor. 13:12. Your reflection photos are stunning. I cannot get over how crystal clear that water is.

  8. Lovely reflection photos. Are people coming to see your home? I hope you find a nice buyer now that summer is coming.


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