ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
Can you imagine sitting on the stump of a downed tree at the edge of the river? Your makeshift fishing line dangles lifelessly. You dip your toes into the refreshing water. The sun is hot and this is a perfect day to go down by the riverside for some welcome relief.
A paddle boat from another time floats by – chugging along as the paddle wheel powers the engine – it’s blades slicing through the water. Reminder of a quieter more peaceful time – a time which stood still for a while, as you let all your cares float away with it.
The dog days of summer are drawing near again. Today we gain relief from our air conditioned homes. We may cook and dine outside to make the most of this pleasurable weather. Some choose to stay inside for the entire hot season. Oh what they’re missing.
In the beauty of God’s creation, our souls become refreshed – our bodies renewed – our minds cleared. We can unwind, kick out the demons, renew and restore our hearts. I guess that’s why God created the seasons. Each has its own form of restoration.
Dear Creator of Heaven and Earth, you’ve provided a place for us to live and enjoy our living. The core of your creation calls out to us – Come unto me and I will give you rest. The Spirit sweeps through nature like the invisible wind. Breathe your spirit on us today and help us to appreciate all your blessings. Amen!