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Time to PONDer

pond
I have always been fascinated
by ponds – big, medium or small. 
Some are natural,  others may come
with lovely sculptures or refreshing fountains.
But, my favourite is the pond that has healthy
well-fed Koi swimming in it.
I visited a Catholic church recently and
I was delighted to see a beautiful pond
with a statue of Jesus Christ.
And when I took a closer look
I was thrilled to see a group of energetic
Koi swimming in the pond.
Just watching the Koi makes me glad.
I feel peace within and at the same time intrigued 
by these amazing Koi, for they embody  
a  kind of quiet beauty and mystery.
And I can’t help but ponder
on the importance of
love, unity, and friendship.

pond with koi.jpg

 

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Why things happen as they do

'Thoughts & prayers for MH370"

“Heartfelt thoughts & prayers for MH370”

Why things happen as they do
we do not always know,
And we cannot always fathom
why our spirits sink so low
We flounder in our dark distress;
we are wavering and unstable,
But when we’re most inadequate,
the Lord God’s always able –
For though we are incapable,
God’s powerful and great,
And there’s no darkness of the mind
God cannot penetrate…
And while he may not instantly
unravel all the strands
Of the tangled thoughts that trouble us,
He completely understands –
And in His time, if we have faith,
He will gradually restore
The brightness to our spirits
that we have been longing for…
So remember there’s no cloud too dark
For God’s light to penetrate
If we keep on believing
And have faith enough to wait.

– Helen Steiner Rice