Friday, December 24, 2010

(Day 358) A new day

On the day of Christmas Eve we had an opportunity to take a quiet walk. We were surrounded by snow and ice and water, and thirty yards away hundreds and hundreds of Canada geese congregated near areas of open water. There was no one else within sight or within earshot. There was no strife in our little local patch of the creation. It felt like a brand new day. Maybe this is what things looked like when God first looked out on his creation and said that it was good.

And the coming of Jesus, which we celebrate tomorrow, signified the beginning of the restoration of his creation and all that is in it. May you experience a brand new day in your life as you celebrate Christmas.

(10-22mm  f13.0  1/320 sec  ISO320)

12 comments:

becky said...

Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you & yours, Rick.
:)

Soraia said...

Beautiful (:

Soraia said...

The photo wasn't taken today but it's close to my house :P

Rick said...

Thank you very much Becky ! I hope your Christmas in Santa Fe is wonderful !

Thank you Soraia - lovely place you have nearby ! Have a wonderful Christmas today ! (you're up early !)

jasmin said...

lieber Rick, meine Wünsche zum Weihnachtsfest, eine schöne gesegnete, heilige Weihnacht,eine Zeit in der Familie der Ruhe und Stille wünscht Jasmin...
ich danke sehr für diese freundschaftliche Bindung,
für deine schnelle Antwort heute,
sage mir bitte Bescheid, wenn du etwas mehr weißt,über die Kinder.

ju-north said...

Many blessings to you and your family!

Ruth said...

Thank-you.A brand needy is what I am anticipating,not necessarily a day I would have chosen,but one which God has chosen for me.As a matter of fact I will have a brand new way of life,without my husband.Today I rejoice,because Jake is in heaven,having the best Christmas of his life.I love the picture and how you framed it.
Blessings,Ruth

Katherine said...

Such pristine beauty .. I feel what you're saying just from the photo. Beautiful photo Rick! Merry Christmas x

darlin said...

Beautiful photo and amazing message. Thank you Rick.

Rick said...

Jasmin - thank you for your well-wishes. I trust your Christmas celebration was a wonder-full one ! I have found nothing further about Emily or Milly - not sure what is happening.

Thank you Julia - and to you and yours !

Thank you Ruth for your faith and courage in the face of such a trial ! May God grant you peace during these difficult days.

Rick said...

Thank you Katherine - we're blessed to have so many beautiful places here; I think one of my goals for 2011 will be to discover more of them. I trust your Christmas was a lovely celebration.

My pleasure Darlene ! Thank you for your many visits and positive comments this past year - you've been an encouragement.

darlin said...

Your welcome Rick and you have been an inspiration to me... plus I like to show up and share my sense of humor with you, you get it being a fellow Albertan, well ex but I won't hold that against you! :-)