Early Morning

StJosephRiverElkhartIndianaSt. Joseph River – Elkhart, Indiana

Many Bible passages leave me wondering, this one, from Job 26:14, included. “And these are but the outer fringe of God’s ways, how faint the whisper we hear of God. Who can understand it all?”

Slanted light falling upon October leaves. Geese congregating on a river’s edge. Mist rising from water at precisely this moment and not another. On one level, it’s all very logical — laws of nature and science can explain why this is so.

But on another level, it’s part of life’s mystery — another outer fringe of God’s ways. Sometimes, the faint whisper is enough.

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  1. Beth Cafagna October 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    This fall has shown the glory of God’s creation in its fullest, and those tree leaves are my favorite colors! Michigan is so beautiful. How could businesses and individuals pollute this land with toxic waste and chemically treated water? I don’t think the native Americans in Michigan ever harmed the earth; in fact, it’s hard to find evidence of their cultures (except for their earthenware pots deep under ground). We must cherish and protect our earth and water, or we will cause harm to others, and sicken ourselves, even to death.

  2. Dennis Keefed October 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    You had to have been pretty quiet to hear that whisper. No iPod ear buttons.

  3. Carol October 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Ahhh the awe inspiring moments in the Creator’s proximity …. priceless!

  4. Dick Dunn October 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Fine photo and thoughts. God and the photographer both have great timing.

  5. Judy Atwater October 21, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Douglas and I are both enjoying this beautiful photo and your writing Dan. Thank you! Fills us early this morning…and we thank Mystery.

  6. Diana Farmer October 22, 2014 at 7:55 am #