6.21.2007

A Lavish Love

More Blooms...
June 2007

My iTunes: Your Love Is Extravagant by Casting Crowns

"For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers,
and as a garden cascades with blossoms,
So the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations."

Isaiah 61:11
The Message


Strolling through Queen Elizabeth's front garden (some people know it as St. James Park), I am always overcome at the scope of God's creation and how it is so readily available for us to savor. She has gardens full of wildflowers, beautiful old trees, ducks and swans and a lovely Weeping Willow or two. As I take it all in, I am amazed. The God who created these beautiful and delicate flowers with so much attention to detail and fragrance is the same God that became a man, entered into this fallen world and bore the weight of my sins. What an intense and personal love He has for us...from the creation of the heavens and earth to his purposeful and unrelenting pursuit of our hearts and souls. This image above is a reminder to me of the promise that we will all see God's glory in full bloom...all nations, all people, all over the world.

His love is a love like no other.

20 comments:

Moi said...

oh beautiful beautiful color..........as they all art is an imitation of nature......Nature and its wonders never cease to amaze moi...even in its simplest, tiniest of things :)

Moi said...

* as they say ...OOPs!!! :)

JAM said...

Amazing flowers, and an amazing photograph. I've never seen flowers like these.

Mark said...

Lovely blooms, m'lady.

I just felt like calling you that. Maybe it's the whole London thing.

I'm with jam -- never seen flowers like these.

Chad Oneil said...

Great post, Anna.

I have "the Message" too.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Anna

Thank you so much for keeping up with my posts on my blog. It is always great to hear from you.

Your photos over the past few weeks are wonderful as usual, lots of lines, family and love.

The flowers are gorgeous, foxgloves I believe if I am remembering correctly. We used to get them in South Africa, they have beautiful varieties.

Hope you are all well (((Hugs))))

Lori

Pat said...

Anna, what a wonderful post. It has blessed my heart this evening. Please visit my PAD to read about a sweet little girl who needed lots of prayer yesterday and so far the news has been good.

I love foxgloves.

Mr. Althouse said...

Stunning!

John Roberts said...

I like your composition with an almost mirror image in the background. Say hello to Liz for me.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful photography.

I am back from my self-imposed vacation.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

AphotoAday said...

You know, these "bells" grow wild in certain areas around here, but I've never been able to get a good shot of them...   You have succeeded...   Nice shot!

Mike said...

Beautiful picture Anna. I love flowers, almost as much as trains.

Have a great weekend.

Cris said...

Gorgeous! You have a way with words... that would make a great inspirational book...

Ash said...

Beautiful image and words Anna.

Alice said...
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Alice said...

This is a beautiful flower. As always your words are so special! PS: I posted a picture.

talj said...

LOL @ Queen Elizabeths front garden! Lovely colour in those flowers :o)

Mrs Wibbs said...

Anna... What a WONDERFUL post and picture!! Foxgloves are such glorious, 'opulent' and regal flowers, AND they grow wild! We have a couple that have started growing in our garden and I have felt very blessed as they have come into bloom!

CG said...

Glorious foxgloves and a beautiful post Anna

Awareness said...

I love foxgloves....they are so elegant. I've been admiring my neighbour's which have just begun to bloom this week....will take a photo and post it on my blog too.