Postcards from the wilderness

"But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;

or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Who among all these does not know

that the hand of the LORD has done this?

In his hand is the life of every living thing

and the breath of all mankind."

"Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Your word is a lamp to my feet

and a light to my path

(Psalm 119:105)

"In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary,

you have been grieved by various trials,

so that the tested genuineness of your faith

-- more precious than gold that perishes

though it is tested by fire --

may be found to result in praise and glory and honor

at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

(1 Peter 1:6,7)