Beyond our control

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
Ogden Nash

(a tulip expectantly waits to open / Julie Cook / 2015

Is there rhyme and reason to every season?
Is there thought and design within this thing called time?
Is there marvelous and mystery in the earth’s ancient history?

Is it just a mere bud readying itself for blooming?
Is it merely the parting of the clouds, allowing for a long hidden sun to appear?
Is it a tempestuous season full of decay, finally waning, making room for the season of birth?
Is it a world full of random occurrences, all of which just seem to happen on a whim?
Is it merely the rotation of celestial bodies which in turn give way to cyclical change?

Is there more to the random,
the happenstance,
the seasonal,
the cyclical,
the gravitational. . .

“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Where is the house you will build for me?
Where will my resting place be?
Has not my hand made all these things,
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.
“These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
and who tremble at my word.”

Psalm 66: 1-2



6 comments on “Beyond our control

  1. Melissa says:

    You are so talented Julie. Will email you back soon 🙂

  2. Lynda says:

    Such questions that we ask about the universe when God asks us to be humble. For me humility is knowing that I cannot know the answers because it is a mystery of God. I know who I am and what my capabilities are and I operate within that parameter. BTW, I’m not there yet!! 🙂

    • Me too Lynda–I think I wrote all of that in response to so many who are skeptical or wish to write off the “marvelous” to sheer cause and effect reactions—I just sometimes find it hard when others can’t seem to say or accept that there is something so much greater than themselves. . .
      I hope you have a restful weekend–
      Lots of love—Julie

      • Lynda says:

        Julie, it has been a very busy time with exams and papers and a family funeral this past week so I haven’t been commenting as much; however, last evening I did read your anniversary post and left a comment. I just want to make certain that you know how much I appreciate your blog and your openness and willingness to share. Blessings.

      • Thank you Lynda—the benefit of meeting you and forging a bond has been my blessing 🙂

  3. Thank you for filling my days with your wonderful ways of looking at life and keeping me focused on Him who loves and cares for us! You are such a sweet, sweet Georgia Peach. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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