Sometimes Eden

Sometimes I think we live in an Eden and it is we who have strayed into thinking it was lost long ago.  We have beautiful flowers and trees and green grass.  We have oceans, lakes and rivers.  We have glorious sunshine and blue skies during the day, and the mysterious moon and stars at night.  Everything points up to God. 
Today here in Redmond, Wa. our daytime temperatures reached 78 and the nights are around 55 which is perfect for cool sleeping with a window open at night.  And with that window open, we awaken to the songs of happy birds beginning their day.  Then of course there is that first cup of coffee in the morning- ahhh!
My aunt Marguerite lived in Arizona in a desert type climate,  Each morning she would walk around the outside of her house, sipping her coffee, and saying good morning to her flowers.  I think most places on earth can be beautiful if people would appreciate the nice world we live in, instead of letting only trials and tribulations govern their thinking and preventing their seeing the whole picture.  Oh, I know life gives us challenges that we wish we didn’t have to go through, and that happens to almost everyone at sometime or another.  At times we face things that seem unbearable, times when it is hard to see the good around us for the hurt and fear.  We’ve all been through it.  Then when the situation has passed we often feel on guard, afraid to enjoy, for concern of what’s next.  And as the earth’s population multiplys, there are more people who think they get their thrills out of hurting others.  And we need to find answers to many wrongs.  Yet, I hope we all remember to enjoy the good and happy times and the Eden we live in.
This morning we went to church.  Our church has two services.  The first is called the traditional service with the choir and choir robes. The second is the praise service with all the loud music that of the younger members enjoy.  Then an adult class discussed the "Screwtape Letters", by C.S. Lewis.  It was the third and last discussion of this book.  The author died around 1969. But the letters from Screwtape to Wormwood,( whom I believe was his nephew) still seem relevant today and gives one much to think about, philosophically.  After church Jim and I went out to eat before going home.  We had our 56th weddeing anniversary Thursday but I spent the night in the hospital as they got a cancellation so I got to get that out of the way.  I am very happy that I may soon be well again.  Have a wonderful week.

About Bertie

Retired and luvin' it.
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One Response to Sometimes Eden

  1. JaAG says:

    Hey, hey, HEY! Don\’t tell people the truth about Seattle. We already have too many people living here. No really, readers… Seattle is always raining, dreary, depressing, dark, grungy, and that\’s why coffee is so popular here. ;o)

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