Saturday, 25 October 2008

Blameless, innocent


The track climbs up and down steps on the way to the Lyrebird Dell a large cave overhang with picnic tables. I rested here, lulled by the sound of the creek with its fringe of ferns.

Last time I was here I was silly enough to retrace my steps because I wasn't sure how long the rest of the walking track would take. The weedy escaped garden plants also by the creek should have been enough to tell me civilisation was nearby. This time I kept on going and found I was quickly back to the picnic area with hardly a climb to the finish.

Innocence in the sense of ignorance is not always a good thing. Innocence in the sense of blamelessness is.

Words to walk with:
Psalm 19:13 the Holy Bible
"Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression."

3 comments:

  1. It is time.

    What a nice photo. It expresses the idea of it is time.

    I am 74 years old -- today is my birthday.

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  2. Beautiful and I love your choice of Scripture. In NZ the unfurling fern frond is called a Koru in Maori. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It is also an integral part of Maori carving and tattoos.

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  3. I love to see ferns unfold.Your verse is just what I need to help me with centering my heart for this day. Sometimes I am innocent, and sometimes I'm not. I wonder what the tally will be at the end of the day. We have so many opportunities for reconciliation and redemption that we pass by every day.

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