Posted on Apr 7, 2020 | 0 comments

As I ‘shelter in home’ and ponder on all that has happened in such a short time, I find myself immersed in the never-ending cycle of life. Gazing out the windows of our living room, my heart ‘breathes in’ the beauty of the blossoming canopy of heaven.

With all the unknowns, the heartaches and the disappointments …. a slow but sure smile begins to tug at my heart winding its way up to my lips.  The once bare and forlorn trees have been slowly clothing themselves in their new spring attire and have blossomed into a showcase giving glory to the  miracles of their Creator.  Each and every year the cycle continues. Each and every year the Creator of the Canopy of Heaven blankets its creation with the most expensive and exquisite atire in every color imaginable. Each and every year the Holy One of Israel remembers His Covenant Promises. And for such a time as this, we should also be diligent to seek out and discover anew those beautiful promises He has given to each of us.

The undeniable draw of His beauty beckons to me to come join in its glorious song, and soon I find myself sitting on the patio drinking in the aroma of the flowering pear and cherry trees and soaking in the warmth of the spring breezes. Yes, it is undeniable, but only if one chooses to ‘sit still and listen’. One must quiet the inner turmoil and chaos that seems to follow us around and trouble our daily waters. One must choose life….one must choose blessings.

19 “I call on heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have presented you with life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, so that you will live, you and your descendants, 20 loving Adonai your God, paying attention to what he says and clinging to him — for that is the purpose of your life! On this depends the length of time you will live in the land Adonai swore he would give to your ancestors Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya‘akov.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

So on this day – a day that will never be the same again – a day that will pass by unnoticed – a day that will slide by into nothingness but only IF you do not choose to pay attention. So, please, CHOOSE LIFE!

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