It is December,the month where all the talk is about Christmas.I love Christmas and all the festivities,but for just a few minutes,I invite you to step back and allow some peaceful nature scenes to calm your heart and mind. We can get so caught up in decorating,buying and preparing for Christmas that we forget the true meaning of this season.
Jesus was born and we really don't need to become stressed in order to celebrate His birth.
The following pictures were all taken around the middle of November.
As I step out of my east facing door in the early morning,this is what greets me.
A long ride to the Pembina Valley and I find a short piece of road which winds through a stand of trees.I just think this is pretty.It makes me smile when I get to this spot.
Now,let's sit at the lake and watch the sun set.That in itself is a peaceful thing to do.I love it when I can be there,either by myself or with a friend.
The water of the lake is calm and the clouds are perfectly reflected.Looking at a scene like this brings a calmness to my heart.
The setting sun creates an ever changing picture.Each moment different yet so beautiful and peaceful.
Closing thought from John 14:27,this is Jesus speaking,
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
(John 14:27 NIV)