The Covering

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The Covering

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None has earned or deserved

 Your whitening grace which covers all

Each heart given the freedom

to heed or ignore this Mercy call

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From Heaven’s storehouse

a blanket upon us all descends

May we embrace this Gift

not turn our backs in vain offense

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The power of Love can conquer all

None so vile that stains remain

Let not pride hinder its work

that we might join in His refrain

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He delights not in the death of lost

but in the faith that trusts His Love

for He will share all that is His

with those covered by Christ’s own blood.

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Wendy/2013

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During my break it snowed in my garden.

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Oh, how glorious is the first snowfall!

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It covered our entire town; everyone from all walks of life was covered in its purity.

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God’s grace is also offered to all.

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We are never bad enough not to receive it nor good enough not to need it.

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We are truly equal.

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I need to confess that I grumbled

when I first woke up on this cold and snowy morning…

“Why would anyone want to live so far from the equator?”

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I made a miraculous recovery in my attitude;

my dear husband brought me a hot coffee.

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Later, I bundled up in wool and went outside to take some pictures.

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Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:4-5

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Christmas Blessings to all of you ~ Wendy

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PS – We’ve just had our second big snowfall…

I love taking snow pictures!

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35 thoughts on “The Covering

  1. God gave you gifted hands and eyes to bring to light the magic and wonder of His creation. Would you do me a favor and let me know if my latest O Holy Night post appeared in your Reader – if that’s how you follow? I don’t think it went out to all my readers. Grr!

    Merry Christmas, my friend.

    Diana

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  2. HI WENDY,

    BEAUTIFUL BLOG YOU HAVE HERE. ALL YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. LOVE THE ICE CASCADING FROM THE BRANCH. ALSO LOVE

    THE LAST PHOTO WITH THE LIGHT IN THE WINDOW. IT SPEAKS OF WARMTH AND AN INVITATION. THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOW ON

    MY BLOG. I TOO WILL FOLLOW YOUR LOVELY BLOG.

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  3. Gorgeous photos, Wendy! And your thoughts mimic my own when I wake up to the cold. If only the sun might give us a little blessing, it might be a touch more bearable. 🙂

    Wishing you and your family a bright and beautiful Christmas full of joy and peace. Hope you didn’t suffer too much in the recent ice storm. It was brutal in our region.

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  4. Wendy I’ve yet to read anything that you write and capture in images that shouldn’t be published ~ I read your praise to The Child and the impeccable beauty of the snow white celestial celebration and can’t help but think, that from autumn ashes come winter-fires~ God bless your child-like curiosity and appreciation for all The Child surrounds you with, especially His love through others –like mine. Merry Christmas dearest ~Faithfully Debbie

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  5. I still like the snow – and winter. Yet the big winter storm here in Ontario with all the ice has cancelled our family Christmas. Bummer! But, one can’t argue the beauty of winter and snow, which you have captured in your photos. And I make the coffee here…
    Peace

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  6. Glad you came out of hibernation and posted this – nice. Any husband who gives his wife a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter morning is a smart man indeed. Also, thanks for “liking” one of my posts. May you and your family have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

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  7. I love seeing the snow as His grace, Wendy! So thankful that it can cover me. You had me giggling about who would live so far from the equator! 😀 Beautiful post and photos . ..from a beautiful grace-filled woman of God. thank you and God bless you and yours this Christmas and always!

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  8. I love all of these, but especially the light through the window. Merry Christmas, Wendy!!! May God bless you and your family throughout the coming New Year, too! 🙂

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  9. Wendy … you are truly blessed … your poetry … the inspiration you share … your love for others … and being able to step outside and see what you see …. simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing xxxx

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  10. God Bless you Wendy! Love the pictures, and how wonderful that your husband brought you coffee. I love when my husband does nice things for me, it just makes the world a little brighter:) Merry Christmas!

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  11. Gorgeous, splendid winter photos–and beautiful words of Faith. I’m so thankful for His Covering today, as I always need it!! We had our first snow during the night–but now it’s raining a bit, turning everything to mush that will likely freeze tonight. Not good. God bless you and your lovely family with His abundant grace and favor–for Christmas and the New Year! love, sis Caddo

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  12. This is a beautiful post Wendy with a gorgeous poem and the most wonderful photos! I love the one through the gate. I love entrances and pathways!

    I love your expression, “bundle up”. We say “wrap up” here in the UK. And I believe in Australia they say “rug up” 😊

    I hope you have a joyous Christmas and a peaceful and contented year to follow.

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I enjoy a word in season, so I'd love it if you added an apple to the bowl.

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