Contrasts – Corner View

Today’s Corner View is contrasts.

Lone bloom
Yesterday I was throwing away dead limbs and stems, when I noticed this lone bloom, faithfully holding on to its bright spot of color amidst the browns and grays surrounding it.

bloom in fall

Trash or treasure?
My husband collects and trades old Cushman scooters. His most recent purchase stayed outside a few days. One afternoon our doorbell rang. An older gentleman had noticed the “stuff” and wondered if we had any scrap metal he could haul away. Um, no thank you. One wife’s trash is her sweet husband’s treasure. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 

trash or treasure

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I don’t always understand how these work, but I love the contrasts that Jesus teaches us.

To die to self now is to live forever in perfection.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Matthew 16:25

The first will be last, and the last will be first.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Mark 10:31

Whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 23:12

What man means for evil, God can turn into good.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…
Genesis 50:20

When I am weak, then I am strong.
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10

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To view some beautiful contrasts around the world, visit the links at Jane’s place.

6 comments:

Joyce said...

I love the treasure just waiting for you to find it. A beautiful contrast! xoxo

Lollipop said...

I love the pictures!!!

Jenna's Scribbles said...

Oooh! I love the flower!

Kari said...

I love the lone bloomer - gorgeous.
and the scripture are great. One does make the other stand out.

Bonnie said...

lovely contrasts ...

jgy said...

That lone bloom is amazing. It seems to have been there waiting to speak to you of life and it's contrasts!
Happy week to you:)

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