Where Will Our Footprints Lead?

ou've heard and read from many people who are hoping for spring. They express their hope in a seemingly matter-of-fact fashion, never doubting the fact that the evidence of it will be seen.

As I was reading in Psalm 85 today I came across this portion of verse:

We expect seedlings and their little pinwheels of growth

because they came up last year

and the year before that......

We didn't hear them complaining if the weather wasn't perfect,

if there was too much rain, too much snow, too much wind,

Not enough sunshine--

Nor enough warmth--

They did what they were created to do.

They pushed through a sometimes troublesome sod.

And when they peeked out from behind nature's curtain

to make their annual debut

All heaven and earth was applauding

Faithfulness, once again, sprang forth.

You cannot see faith, but you can see the footprints of the faithful.  We must leave behind "faithful footprints" for others to follow.
Dennis Anderson 

And so we, followers of the one true and living God

Do not possess faith that can be seen,

although evidence of our faith will sometimes

make itself known--

Will our footprints lead others to Christ and His faithfulness?

I wasn't called to be successful.   
I was called to be faithful.
Mother Teresa 

Turning another page,

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


elizabeth said…
Your photo is stunning. How did you get the lighting on the rose but the rest of the photo dark?
elizabeth said…
There's a blog called JRU studio and there's a linky to share a blog you like so I put yours!
Dianne said…
Thank you dear friend. I am humbled.
Anita Johnson said…
I don't want to comment on the photo before I comment on the beautiful words you have written."Faithfulness, once again, sprang forth." I love how you illustrated that. Please tell me that photo is from your good camera...stunning details!
Dianne said…
By the way, I sent Elizabeth an email explaining how I took the picture of the rose--no great revelation really--but if you would like a copy of that message just say so in your comment or send me an email and I will send it to you also.
Peabea said…
Hadn't visited in a while so just stopping by for inspiration and to say hi.

Sandy said…
Another very favorite post, Dianne. The words, the picture, both so wonderful and inspiring. I won't ask about the photography because I wouldn't understand your answer anyway. However, I do know an awesome photo when I see one and this rose is perfection.
Dianne said…
Yes, Anita, I think I took this picture the day I broke my lens--

It was taken with an old Canon 10D.

Hi Peabea--so glad you stopped by!

S. Etole said…
Everything about this is a blessing. I'd like to know about the background.

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