Scarlet, My Perfect Finding



“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.” Genesis 8:22

“What a proof of the faithfulness of God! He remembers His promise, and, mindful ever of His grace and truth, “He gives us all things richly to enjoy.” In every returning harvest, in every passing year, He has been saying to the children of men, “My covenant I will not break, nor alter that which has gone out of my lips.”

What a proof of the infinite power of God! Man may alter the surface of the earth; he may sow, and plant, and reap, but all his genius and science cannot clothe the field with golden corn, or fashion one leaf of the forest tree. The power of creation God alone has retained; it is sacred and incommunicable; and His glory will He not give to another.

What a proof of the goodness of God! Men have despised and defied Him; they have sought to banish Him from His own creation; yet, still he has continued to shower down His blessings. He his given them “rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness.” Wherever, on the wide surface of the world, there is the cry of need, or the utterance of necessity, there is a hidden yet intelligible voice that points to the supply. “Man requires sustenance, and the earth springs with teeming produce, and spreads its wide and unremitting supply of manna for his maintenance! Man asks for bread, and the dews have furnished their ministry, and the sower has gone forth and sown, and the gracious rains have descended, and the sun, that mighty, vegetative principle, has poured his light and warmth! A working has been going on, still and unseen, but certain in its result. The seed cast into the ground has not lain dormant–first, has appeared the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear, and then, waving with myriad golden spears, the hosts of the harvest have awaited the rejoicing husbandmen, and the needs of man have been supplied.” Reader, you see in all this the incessant illustration of a goodness of God–a confirmation of the truth, that, “though the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed, yet His kindness shall not depart, neither shall the covenant of His peace be removed.”   John MacDuff


Soli Deo Gloria

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This entry was published on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm. It’s filed under Project 64, Textures and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

11 thoughts on “Scarlet, My Perfect Finding

  1. this is a beautiful post, all of it, especially the photo! Thanks for linking up with project 64, I truly enjoying seeing your pics every week!

  2. Cool photo! Thanks for linking to P64.

  3. Awesome find. This is a lovely shot and the blog post is wonderful.

  4. great colors – I have never seen such red beans before!

  5. There is something therapeutic about growing things. After all, life began in a garden for a reason! Love the color and shape of the seeds.

  6. Side by Side on said:

    What unusual seeds you have there. What a beautiful photo.
    Thanks for sharing the verses and quote too.

  7. I love your testimony of what Jesus Christ has done for you. Thank God for a merciful Savior who saves from the guttermost to the uttermost! Love your picture!

  8. Great shot! And beautiful post.

  9. What a beautiful shot. Something very nurturing about it….i love the composition and color!

  10. I love the composition of this photo.

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