This picture captures delight and makes me smile. (no source given)
I decided to combine the theme words from yesterday and today. I just rediscovered one of my favorite video pieces about deep wisdom and the importance of gratitude to God for each day, each moment. In the midst of challenging days and dark nights of the soul, there can be moments of delight.
This time of year I feel delight when I put up Christmas decorations, hang special ornaments on the tree, sing Christmas music and share laughter with family and the church where I serve.
What delights our hearts today? What is it we long for in this season of waiting?
I hope you enjoy this video. May you be blessed by these deep words of wisdom and profound images of God’s beautiful creation. This piece brings me delight and tears of joy.
Gratitude - TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ
A green Shoot will sprout from Jesse’s stump, from his roots a budding Branch. The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him, the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding, The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength, the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-God. - Isaiah 11:1-2, The Message
He will delight in fearing the Lord. He won’t judge by appearances, nor decide by hearsay. He will judge the needy with righteousness, and decide with equity for those who suffer in the land. He will strike the land with the rod of his mouth; by the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked. Righteousness will be the belt around his hips, and faithfulness the belt around his waist. - Isaiah 11:3-5