“Oh Lord, what a variety you have made! And in wisdom you have made them all! The earth is full of your riches” Psalm 104:24.
Walking along the trail at Aldergrove Lake Park was the perfect way to spend a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. As my husband and I walked, I noticed that the bleeding hearts, buttercups, and wild strawberries were blooming. The cedar and hemlock trees flaunted their beautiful, fresh, new green growth. Even the alder and maple trees were now full of leaves.
The smell of the woods was so pleasant and brought back memories of the springtime’s when I was in elementary school. It was a two-mile walk each way to school, so on the way home my sister and I often explored — we wanted to see what was on the “other side of the fence.” I remember the trillium’s that bloomed around Easter, but mostly I recall the sweetness of the tiny, wild strawberries in June. It is odd how some memories come up in a person’s mind. There is so much truth in Cesare Pavese’s observation, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
I thank the Lord for memorable moments — for the little things in life He gives us to enjoy. It is out of His great store of love for us. How my heart soars with joy and delight when He opens my eyes to the variety of created things He gives us.
by Katherine Kehler
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