Monday, August 13, 2012

THE ORPHAN ROCK

   
 It looked forlorn
    at road’s edge –
Cut off from its
    fellowship at the cliff.

My heart reached out –
    wanted to shelter it –
        to take it home--
    to make new friends...


   However,
    We have a car –
   not a van
       nor a truck.

There’s no room in the inn.


The dear one

 -- heavy sigh -- 
must remain an orphan.

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I wrote this while Dave and I were enjoying a trip in 2002 along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  So many lovely rocks, so many colorful flowery and tree locations.  YES, we have brought lots of rocks home in our trunk, but sometimes the lovely, glorious ones were too big, too heavy.  I'm just blessed over and over that the Lord allows us to travel and see such beauty.  With all of life's intense times of serving the Lord and pouring His love into others, we sometimes need a break.  That area is a true filler-upper of peace and joy and rest.  [And, for me, rocks.]

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15 comments:

Kristin Bridgman said...

I'm so glad to meet another rock lover! I have brought rocks home from hikes and outdoor trips before to put in my garden as a reminder. I've seen big rocks before that I wanted to bring home but were too heavy. I laugh telling my husband we need a small fork lift to attach to our car, lol ;)

A Joyful Noise said...

Rocks come in all colors sizes and shapes, just like us. My Uncle was a rock hound. He joined a club and also cut some rocks open and made jewelry from them. Inside us too there should be inner beauty that only God can see, but it can be revealed so others can see Jesus in us also.

Linda said...

You most definitely do love rocks! I love it that you attach feelings to them. I tend to do that with so many things. My husband smiles indulgently when I talk to the food in my plate!

bettyl said...

Even when we have the 'perfect' place for it, we can't always make it part of the family. Great story.

Lydia said...

So many times do I wish for other treasures that I didn't own a car! Great story!

Floyd said...

Living in Arizona, I get to see many rocks. Some are so interesting I have them placed around my back yard. Th treacherous purple mountains and rocks captivate me. There is beauty in all of God's creations, even a simple rock...

Cathy said...

Lovely pictures! I especially love your picture of Mt. Rainier on the top of your page. When we really take the time to look at things, even rocks, we can see the beauty of God's creation.

Visiting from the blog hop at 'God-bumps and God-incidences'

Cathy :)

Kristin Bridgman said...

Just had to come back and say, You come on over anytime, blankets or not. I'll take you out with me:) We through a Christmas party for the homeless last Christmas and it was SO much fun!

Kristin Bridgman said...

*threw* I really do know how to spell!

Sandra Heska King said...

Did you ever watch the old Lucille Ball movie, "The Long, Long Trailer?" She tried to collect a rock from every place they stopped that weighed the trailer down and made it overheat. Hysterical.

Ro Elliott said...

I love that you can find such pleasure in God’s gift of rocks...sweet...blessings~

Beth said...

I love the glimpse of your 'garden' and your personification of that beautiful rock.

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

My girls love picking up rocks. Even the stones cry out! :)

Angie Vik said...

We love the North Shore of Lake Superior. My girls usually want to bring rocks home so we usually bring an ice cream bucket in case they find any keepers.

Saleslady371 said...

What is it about rocks and all the wonderful Bible verses that come to mind? Love your rock garden!