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A New Years prayer/image for my flickr friends | by geno k
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A New Years prayer/image for my flickr friends

So often in life we experience brokenness, and pain. If we are not going thru it, someone we know or love is. Jabez, whose name in Hebrew literally means "pain", is remembered in the Bible for the following prayer. It was transformational for him, and to this day has been transformational for many who have dared to pray it daily. Consider the brokenness of the leaves in the image above, and their transformation by the forces of nature.

It is my belief that God not only speaks thru the Scriptures, but thru nature, and the world around us. Our love of photography is an expression of that wonder. Happy New Year!!!

 

And Jabez called on the God of israel saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed,

and enlarge my territory,

that Your hand would be with me,

and that You would keep me from evil,

that I may not cause pain."

 

So God granted him what he requested.

1 Chronicles 4:9-10

  

ps I took this image on a hike last month in Sedona, Arizona.

  

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Taken on December 10, 2011