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Picture of the day - February 11, 2008

"A Home Revealed"

Photo of a birdsnest.
Photo courtesy of Doug Thomson.

Photographer Doug Thomson took this simple, yet very beautiful photograph of a birds nest because it reminded him of a very familiar passage of scripture from the pages of God's Word. We both grew up in rural southwestern Virginia, and we seem to have similar outlooks on life and our wonderful Creator so I was delighted to receive this submission. The following is his story behind the image and the passage of scripture that inspired it:
    This bird's nest is in a tree in front of our house. Ever since the leaves
    started falling off the tree, I couldn't help but think of God's word in
    Matthew 6:25-34, especially verses 26-27:
      25 - Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your
      life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for
      your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than
      meat, and the body than raiment?

      26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither
      do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
      Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

      27 - Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto
      his stature?

      28 - And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the
      lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do
      they spin:

      29 - And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his
      glory was not arrayed like one of these.

      30 - Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,
      which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall
      he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

      31 - Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat?
      or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

      32 - (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
      your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these

      33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteous-
      ness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

      34 - Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the
      morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient
      unto the day is the evil thereof.
    I finally took a picture of "A Home Revealed" on Groundhog Day morning
    2008. I couldn't help but think, maybe God revealed this "home" and
    put this scripture on my heart for me to relay it to your website to
    share with the world in order for us to pay special attention to verses
       --Doug Thomson

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Delightful picture and commentary!

    Name: Fran Thomson

    Thatís my boy! I am very proud of my sons, they have both been published on this site. And by the way, this is a most delightful website.

    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    I'm glad you enjoy the site Fran. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Name: Jim Kirtz
    Town: Kannapolis, NC

    What a great picture and the words behind it fits just great. To Mrs. Fran Thomson, your son does great work, and a great friend.

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