Saturday, July 9, 2011

Grass of the Earth

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass . . .

. . . the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind . . .

. . .  whose seed is in itself, on the earth", and it was so.

. . .  And God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:11, 12b

. . . His favour is as dew upon the grass.  Proverbs 19:12b

LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us,
You have put gladness in my heart . . .

. . . more than in the season when their grain and wine increased.  Psalm 4:6b,7

As for man, his days are like grass, as a flower of the field, he flourishes . . .

For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.  But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting, on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them.  Psalm 103:15-18

Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak;
and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 
Let my teaching drop as the rain,
my speech distill as the dew,
as raindrops on the tender herb,
and as showers on the grass
 For I proclaim the name of the LORD:
  Ascribe greatness to our God. 
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
for all His ways are justice,
a God of truth and without injustice;
righteous and upright is He. 
Deuteronomy 32:1-4

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: "He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain."
 2 Samuel 23:3,4

"For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.  You shall know that your tent is in peace; you shall visit your habitation and find nothing amiss.  You shall also know that your descendants shall be many,  and your offspring like the grass of the earth.  You shall come to the grave at a full age, as a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.  Behold, this we have searched out; It is true.   Hear it, and know for yourself." Job 5:23-27

There will be an abundance of grain in the earth, on the top of the mountains; its fruit shall wave like Lebanon and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.  Psalm 72:16

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to You.  Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; incline Your ear to me; in the day that I call, answer me speedily.  For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned like a hearth.  My heart is stricken and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread . . . but You, O LORD,  shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations.  You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favour her, yes, the set time, has come.  Psalm 102:1-4,12,13

"All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.  The grass withers and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever."  1Peter 1:24,25a

Fleetwood Gardens, Surrey, BC
Surrey Lake Park, Surrey, BC
Bear Creek Park, Surrey, BC
Hawthorne Rotary Park, Surrey, BC


  1. the grass is amazing here too and I was so glad to see you capture it so perfectly!

    "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever." 1Peter 1:24,25a
    My favourite one!
    may we become less and He ...more!
    Andrea, simply, profoundly, beautiful!

  2. So many kinds of grasses! Beautiful photos, and a beautiful reminder that our God, who created the grass, is eternal and faithful.

  3. stunning pictures with just the perfect versus to go with them – you can't post better word than God's words. I hearted this. And we ARE like grass – at least during our years on this earth – but what we will be… :)

    Thank you for this – and God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Andrea Dawn.