Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Word-Filled Wednesday

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:1-3

The swans at my local park strike me as lonely. I don't know much about swans*--maybe they're not people persons--or swan swans---whatever, but the swans in the duck pond seem to be depressed loners with troubled hearts. They even hold their heads down in their sadness. If we trust in God, there is no reason for our hearts to be troubled. Jesus loves us! He's prepared a place for us! Someday we'll be with Him! Whoo Hoo! Happy Word-Filled Wednesday!

*I do, however, know that a swan mother is a pen, a father is a cob, and a baby is a cygnet thanks to Eric Carle's Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? Just one of the many things I've learned during story time.

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15 comments:

Nancie said...

Jenelle,

I love your photo and verses! The photo is so lovely.

These verses are so encouraging. A precious reminder to me once again of God's care upon us and the blessed hope we have in, that one day we shall be with Him forever to enjoy His love and fellowship.

Thanks for sharing. Blessed day!

Nancie

Dina said...

Interesting photo with the light about the bird's head.
Maybe swans are just into silence and solitude (a good Christian spiritual discipline)?
Peace to you from Jerusalem.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful photo and I love that verse! Interesting observation you've shared. Never thought about that, but now that you mention it...

Praise God we have reason to rejoice! = )

Blessings,
Tracy

Lana G! said...

Beautiful! This world is not my home. There is a better place!

And what an interesting observation about swans. Makes me want to read up on them...

ellen b said...

I love this verse. Thanks for sharing it today.

Chickie Momma said...

Beautiful photo, and a very thought provoking verse. Thanks for sharing!

Twinkle Mom said...

This is such a reminder that there are things that are not in our hands but in that of our Heavenly Father and we have to have faith and courage in and through Him.

farm suite said...

I'm so glad I visited you today! Just popped over from Amy's Linky. Thank you for the encouragement and the gorgeous photo.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Interesting flares. I like the curved lettering. Swans are so beautiful and loyal to their mate.

the160acrewoods said...

hehe story time is always filled with interesting things since i've had a boy

God Bless!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I love that verse! When my angel Mother went to heaven, that verse brought me so much comfort.
Love your swan photo, and thoughts to ponder....
Lea
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a woman found said...

You're right, now that I think about it, swans do look depressed!

And I never knew those were the proper names for a mom, dad and child swan...amazing what you learn during story time :)

great WFW to you!
sheila

Melanie said...

Simply beautiful! It is so uplifting to know that God WILL take our troubles and we can trust him with each and every one of them.

Happy WFW!

Laurie Ann said...

That swan is so pretty! Thanks for such a lovely post.

Blessedw5mom said...

beautiful verse and amazing photo!!!