Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

10/22/2007

Backroads

Victoria and I have long loved traveling backroads and even wrote a book about it once (Touring the Backroads of North and South Georgia). So yesterday, I packed my Nikon for the drive to Vidalia and enjoyed discovering a few things along the way. Here are some of my random views from the trip:

looking forward and back
roadside flowers
a picturesque independent Baptist Church
An Edsel for sale
ditch water reflections
cloud patterns
the reason my allergies are bothering me
I find an easy connection between creation and faith that looking through a lens only amplifies. As the Psalmist declares in Psalm 19:1, "The heavens declare the glory of God" and for the person of faith, the reflections of nature in the water of a ditch reveal God's glory as well. I know none of the beauty in the world proves God's existence to the died-in-the-wool Atheist, but I revel in God's promiscuous act of a creation that formed a world more beautiful than necessary for function alone.

“During the French revolution Jean Bon St. Andre, the Vendean revolutionist, said to a peasant, ‘I will have all your steeples pulled down, that you may no longer have any object by which you may be reminded of your old superstitions.’ ‘But,’ replied the peasant, ‘you cannot help leaving us the stars.’
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) from his Treasury of David

“When you go out into the woods or on to the beach at look at the beauty of creation, what do you go to see? Do you go to see the glory of God? It is to little purpose to view the beauty of creation, to wonder at the marvels of the universe, if we do not seek, if we do not see not God’s glory there.”
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

I also enjoy the little surprises that are the norm when traveling backroads.

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

4 Comments:

  • At 10/22/2007 8:08 AM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    Great pictures! Was the Edsel in working condition?

     
  • At 10/22/2007 8:14 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    The Edsel looked to be in GREAT shape. It is on the right side of the road as one drives north from Baxley to Lyons, Georgia. Go take it for a test drive...

     
  • At 10/22/2007 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Rev. Linda,

    Does your sweet little Honda know about this Edsel inquiry? :)

     
  • At 10/23/2007 9:10 AM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    No, my Honda is oblivious to my inquiry about the Edsel. So please do not say anything to it because that would be Gossip. (see "gossip" blog above for guidelines.)

    Peace,
    Linda+

     

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