"TO THEE WILL I CRY...."

by Brenda Nelson December. 03, 2016 1648 views


When I saw our sunset this week, it reminded me of the plumes of smoke and raging wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, one of our favorite places in the Smoky Mountain National Park to take the trike and our cameras. There has been great loss of lives and livelihoods. A young man, who was helping clean up near Dolly Parton's "Dollywood" amusement park, found a burned page from the King James Bible in a puddle of water - and he said they all burst into tears when they read the words from Joel 1:19-20:

          "O Lord, TO THEE WILL I CRY: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto Thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness."  May we ALL have a peaceful and restful

(I just realized that my cover shot is taken on the Little River Road going into Gatlinburg!)

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 6 months ago

You'll set your camera on fire Brenda!
Beautiful ... Mxx

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Arun Tp 4 years, 6 months ago

wild colors. so intense.
it touches any heart;
hugs the soul;
squeeze it;
until the eyes are watery;
felt like a dream;
that never comes true again.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Arun Tp 4 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for your wonderful reaction to my post - it was very personal to me.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 6 months ago

The picture couldn't be more suited to the text. A burning sky to pay tribute to a burning land

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for always understanding the intent of my posts, A!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 4 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful burning sky!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Juhász Imre 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks so much, Imre - it's nice to hear from you again! I hope you're healthy and happy!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks, Brenda. I always look forward to your weekly reminders....
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for your kind and faithful comments, my WA friend!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Brenda Nelson 4 years, 6 months ago

Thank You for, so faithfully, reminding us of our blessings!

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