God’s Glory in Edenton NC

Sunday Eve in the cold of winter freeze, the setting of the sun showing a scene from Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. And, awesome promises from God speaks, “A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.” Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:4-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ His Word continues to speak, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

My home in sunset aglow continues to show me His Word has promises for each season of our lives.

17 thoughts on “God’s Glory in Edenton NC

  1. There is a time for everything. God’s timing is always “spot on”. But we, as humans, think our timing is more right. Makes me think of the story of Sarah. She wasn’t getting a baby fast enough so she “helped” God out and had Abraham sleep with their maid servant. We learn many things from this account but unbelief seems to be Sarah and Abraham’s flaw. We go over to Romans I and God’s beauty in nature is once again shown to humans and yet humankind took the same sin unto themselves, unbelief.

  2. What a dramatic photo, Tammy! It sure illustrates your scriptures and thoughts so well.
    Thank you for taking the time to observe and take the picture and share it as well as the assurance of God’s promises for each season of our lives. Those promises and the warning of unbelief and the need to trust Him and His timing sure is important to reflect and act on. Thank you… and I would like to Amen your prayer as well.

  3. Psalm 19:1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

    19:2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

    19:3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;

    19:4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,

    19:5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

    19:6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

    19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple;” and… hope you will continue to read the end of Psalm 19

    1. I’v often hear we see the beauty of God through nature but we often forget to worship the Creator and begin to worship the created.

      “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:21-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

      1. Woe! What a powerful Scripture to share here. Help us Lord to not become “futile in our thinking, and cause our hearts to become darkened, fools, and exchange Your glory for anything!” Thanks for sharing Sara.

  4. I love the photo and it’s message. Thanks Tammy for sharing. It helps us that desire God to focus on Him and His blessings. And, I truly love the headline scriptures that frame the photo so well. An iPhone shot has shown a photo of passages from the wisest of the wise. Awesome!

  5. What a beautiful pic of all the seasons in one. When I think of God’s timing in nature it boggles the mind. Plants and trees know the exact time to grow and leaf out and produce. The fall you can see God’s paint brush spread a little bit every day. What perfect timing by God. We all look forward each day in each season as His artistic creative hand moves across the canvas of earth revealing a little bit at time to raise the excitement level
    and forward thinking of what the next day holds. God’s timing is perfect!

    Your second comment made me think of the meeting of Bible International Fellowship today and God’s preparation of David as King over all Isreal. God patiently and timely taught David patience, standing strong when no one else stood with with him, how to honor and respect others, to show good when someone pays you evil. Wait when God says wait and move when He says move. No question of God is unimportant. With all God’s instructions David learned to trust God for the answers. How? When David did it his way there were consequences. When depending on God and his timing all went well for David. Thus when David should have had all of Israel under his rule, David waited patiently and did not say, Lord your not moving fast enough, so this is what I’m going to do…..Psalm 39:5 says
    … those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land. God took care of all that the enemy had in store for David. David stood firm and thus he ruled over all of Israel. David learned well under God’s merciful, loving hand and thus David was saved from the results of rushing to jump in and thus he was saved from consequences he had suffered before.
    This does not say he didn’t do it again but this time he waited on the Lord.

  6. Tammy, when I saw your blog and picture earlier today, the thing that caught my attention in the picture was the golden glow on top of the trees, and the fact that you had taken time to observe it AND take a photo AND share it AND relate it to God and His glory.

    Somewhere I had a remembrance of reading something by a certain author who also saw a golden glow once. But I had to go home and locate where in the book I read it.

    The book was “An Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor and the golden glow she saw was a “garden turn golden once”. She describes this incident that occurred to her at age 16. She was taking care of some neighbor’s cats and dealing with fleas regarding and was on her way in a hurry to dump the litter (and fleas) in a bag in the trash. “…on my way to the cans, I passed a small garden area off to the left that was not visible from the house. Glancing at it, I got the whole dose of loveliness at once – the high arch of trees above, the mossy flagstones beneath, the cement birdbath, the cushiony bushes, the white wrought-iron chair – all lit by stacked planes of sunlight that turned the whole scene golden. It was like a door to another world. I had to go through it. I knew that if I did, then I would become golden too. But first I had to ditch the bag.”

    She goes on to say that by the time she hurriedly got rid of the bag in the trash and turned to go back to the garden…”When I got there, the light had changed. All that was left was a little overgrown sitting spot that no one had sat in for years….the garden was no longer on fire.” This account was in her chapter “The Practice of Paying Attention.” The author gave many other examples of the need to pay attention in order to practice reverence.

    Her account somehow reminded me of Tammy seeing the golden beauty, the “sunset aglow”. Thankfully, Tammy took time to pay attention.

    1. Thanks Debi. God’s beauty is everywhere on His earth, if we “pay attention,” as you have mentioned. That golden glow on those trees was just gorgeous, I thought.

    2. TAMMY thank you again for sharing the beautiful pic which was taken timely so we could see the beauty in the right light.

      Debi I love your sharing of the book and the overall need to pay attention in order to practice reverence.

      The writing from the author caused me to thank on what my Mom told me after my Dad died. She said she was so so sad with grief and as she was stood in the kitchen she peered out the window above the kitchen sink.

      She said she saw something by her little garden but due to her height she could not fully see it. She hurriedly grabbed a step ladder and again peered out the window. She was so amazed as a small rainbow went from one end of the garden to the other. She said she knew God gave her the rainbow to give her hope.

  7. “Like golden apples set in silver is a word spoken at the right time.” Proverbs 25:11 ISV
    I often am reminded of the wise words spoken by a wise man giving me the visual view of the glow from the sun setting on words spoken. I feel as a wordsmith, an artist of words that timing is everything. Yet,

    I often feel a little like words quoted from Barbara Brown Taylor and others, be timely when paying attention. Or be patient. Don’t rush to dutifully discard your litter-flea bag or the sunset and maybe a less often seen rainbow might have disappeared leaving a sight of despair when meant to give praise for caring the bag of debris.

    There is a flip to this coin of God’s timing not to be missed. Don’t give words too late or too soon. Have you shared a truth with another or another with you and mute goes the mouth and an hour later out comes the raging words? Of course the spiritual glow, sunset, rainbow or other has disappeared and ugly run down garden and flea litter bags appear.

    Now, who would have guessed that Tammy’s timing of seeing, camera ready, and sharing a photo of a sunset 🌅 beaming over her home to online blogging could be faster than drinking my cup of coffee. And, it’s value has travelled into the “firmament proclaiming his handiwork….”

    Awesome job Tammy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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