Sunday, July 12, 2009


Fields in Restormel, Cornwall

On a sunny afternoon last week I leant on the field gate and drank in the warmth and greenness of this pastoral scene, from the crops, to the homestead in the distance and the woods beyond. It was a good feeling of basic provision, peace and security.

It reminded me that provided we put God first, holding no area of our lives back, He will care and provide for us to the ultimate. If the Kingdom of God is central to our lives we will not want and have all we need. This of course doesn't just apply to individuals, but to families, churches and whole communities. This promise of God's providence also applies to nations, if only they will turn back to God.

"seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you" Luke 12:31


Dr. Will Hensel said...

Glorious, brother Jon! How wonderful that is remains possible to walk freely nearly everywhere in Britain, and to come upon prospects so peaceful and (in the older, positive sense) homely.

Blessings on you and yours,
Dr. Will

wayfarerjon said...

Thank you. Yes we are blessed. It has been said of our country, that England is a 'green and pleasant land!' From my sojourns abroad I can say that it is one of the things I really miss.

Lucinda said...

Thank you for your comment, it means a lot to me. I wish I could tell you how much peace your pictures bring to me. Thank you for them and your reflection.God bless you and the beautiful wife today.