“Delicate” is the prompt for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress.
I like the delicate lavender flower that appears on the vinca in the early spring, one of my very favorite things to find. In our garden, it is one of the first things to bloom. The dainty little blossom peeks out, appearing fragile with the notion that winter’s cold blast may yet return.
I also think of the life of a human being as delicate, in the sense of being easily damaged or injured. It was an emotional weekend as the story in Newtown, Connecticut unfolded. A troubled young man–psychologically injured–inflicted injury upon others–to be followed by the hurting hearts that will remain for a long time to come. Yes, life itself is delicate, and should be handled as such.
Our hearts reach out to each and every one suffering at this time. We beseech Heaven on your behalf, for the Comforter who was promised, to hold you near and dry your tears, to give you strength to face each new day. May you know that you are loved with an everlasting love, that nothing can separate you from the Love of God.
15 If you love Me, you will keep My commands.16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, that He may remain with you forever—17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)
Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jeremiah 31:3)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:31-39)