31 Days in which I Am Saved by Beauty – Day 27

A spot of color and beauty at our lunch stop on Tuesday, driving south on the 101.

“Put the question to our ancestors,
study what they learned from their ancestors.
For we’re newcomers at this with a lot to learn,
and not too long to learn it.
So why not let the ancients teach you, 
tell you what’s what,
instruct you in what they knew from experience?
Can mighty pine trees grow tall without soil?
Can luscious tomatoes flourish without water?
Blossoming flowers look great 
before they’re cut or picked,
but without soil or water 
they wither more quickly than grass.
That’s what happens to all who forget God —
all their hopes come to nothing. 
They hang their life from one thin thread,
they hitch their fate to a spider web.
One jiggle and the thread breaks,
one jab and the web collapses.”
Job 8:8-15 (The Message)

May you find quiet space to learn from our ancestors 
this weekend, friends.
May you have room to enjoy the beauty of flowers,
and pine trees and tomatoes.
And may our lives hang from the Rock, 
rather than ‘one thin thread…’
Joining this with Sandy and Deidra for a small space of quiet this weekend.

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  1. Beautiful photos and words… love this translation. Thanks for sharing! ~ Pam, http://wordglow.wordpress.com

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Pam. May your weekend be blessed!

  3. Why not, indeed. Love the way The Message puts it. I love that weaver. Beautiful shots, Diana.

  4. I loved it, too, Laura – thanks for stopping by, busy lady. Blessings tomorrow.