As I sat in my flower garden, a.k.a. weed patch from my own lack of attention, I imagined what it may have been like at the beginning of creation so I pulled my thoughts from among the thorns and wrote
The sun rises with magnificence that takes my breath away and sets with a sigh of contentment at the end of the day. It does not apologize for its glorious beauty nor does it hide in embarrassment behind the clouds. The sun gives of its own radiance.
The moon quietly and patiently reflects the beauty of another and does not complain to play a minor role in the cosmos. It gladly accepts its responsibility to tug at the restless seas of earth and to glow to the delight of lovers untold.
The stars shine unblemished against an ebony sky, but they do not flee when the sky is blue nor when it is gray. The stars travel together in circuits blue-printed by the Source of wisdom. In unison, they laugh with glee at their freedom to sparkle, and to be gazed upon for direction for humanity to travel.
The wind escapes from any attempt to be captured. It does not need to be admired as the sun, the moon, or the stars seem to. The wind offers its strength for good and its fury when called to do so. It carries the breath of God to and fro over the face of the earth and indeed it is the breath of its Maker.
The rain rushes down on rock and river, field and plain – sometimes splashing with giddiness into puddles as it offers refreshment to thirsting recipients. Sometimes it rises in tempestuous surges like a demon seeking rest. The rain knows its purpose and never over steps its bounds.
Who can know the mind of God? Who has been a counselor to Him? Who was there when He made the heavens and the earth?
Everyone anywhere on earth, take notice of what God designed for a far greater complexity than our own simple wonderment of it all!
Rita Kroon was born in Minneapolis, MN., graduated from Sibley High School, and received her AA degree from Lakewood Community College. Rita discovered her passion for writing while in high school and has been involved in some form of the art ever since. Her works include: wildlife magazine articles, children’s short stories, devotionals, poetry, and her own humorous newspaper column “Rita Raps it up.” After becoming a believer, her writing career took a more intentional direction as she expanded into Christian writing. She is an active member of the Minnesota Christian Writers’ Guild surrounding herself with other writers who share the same intensity for writing. At age 60, Rita was diagnosed with two different cancers and spent the next four years on the battlefield. It was here that she recognized her faith in the calm seasons of life necessitated a major strengthening if it was to sustain her on the battlefield. She has been cancer-free for the past six years. She and her husband live in Shoreview, MN. They have three married daughters and 17 grandchildren. Her books include: • Letters from the Past (Christian historical fiction) 2011 • You Have Cancer – a Journey through the Valley of the Shadow of Death (her personal story of faith during her battle with cancer) 2011 • Praying the Scriptures (a collection of prayers based on Scripture) 2011 • Womanhood – Becoming a Woman of Virtue (two-in-one Bible study; in-depth and a condensed section) 2012 • 40 Days in the Wilderness (devotional) 2013 • 40 Days of Assurance (devotional) 2013 • 40 Days of God’s Encouragement (devotional) 2013
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