Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Strong, Yet Fragile

I didn't think much of it when it happened, but it did and here I am. What was it that led up to this event? I can barely recall. It doesn't matter now. The past is gone and I am to live in the present.
...the present...
This moment - a gift from God - the present.
I think of how quickly the moments of life fly by and how fragile we are, yet strong. Kind of like an egg; if situated properly, an egg can resist the pressure that in other circumstances would pulverize it.
...Fragile, yet strong.
                                 A flower.
A spider's web.
                                                                           


  A baby.                                                                                          
A word...
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.~Philippians 4:13

A gift...
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God~Ephesians 2:8

The present...a gift from God. The past is gone. We live in the present, we look to the future...eternity with God - the giver of life - our creator...
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.~Colossians 1:16

Do not live in the past. Live in the present. Be thankful for the gift of Life and look, with hope, to the future.

Repost June 15, 2010

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post. I am working on a school project and just seeing the words you put inspired me to write something. Here's what I wrote.
P.S. My project is more of an essay on the effects of underwater mining on the oceans ecosystems. Sorry for any spelling errors.
P.P.S. Thank you so much.

"The ocean, though vast and strong, is also very fragile. The ocean is like a spider's web. To the unwary child, the waves of the ocean can pull you in, but like the uncaring miner, the entire ecosystem can be ripped apart, making the once beautiful threads into a sticky glob of nothingness. A once beauty. For miners to go into the ocean and dig up these "oh so necessary" minerals, would mean the death of countless animals and the collapse of habitats for fish. The ocean is an ecosystem, that, if neglected, can be ripped apart like the tiny threads of a spider's web."

MistiPearl said...

Hello!

Thank you for your words, and I am glad they were of some blessing to you!

The ocean holds special meaning to me - it is a terrifying and magnificent place filled with wisdom and treasures!

Your analogy is good...We really do need to be much more conscientious about how we utilize our oceans' wealth, being ever so mindful of how these great waters are fragile despite their strength. Perhaps if the global mindset considered the oceans a treasured gift as opposed to a treasure to exploit, we would see we are 'richer' than we realize...hmmm...on a similar note, that thinking could be applied to every facet of our existence and we would be a much better world (but that's another paper to postulate...).

I pray you do exceedingly well on your paper, and in your future!

Smiles and blessings,
Misti