Saturday, March 21, 2015
"In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain." ~ Proverbs 16:15 (The Bible, KJV)
Here's another photo of the Japanese Magnolias (aka "Saucer Magnolias") on a tree in our backyard during the evening rain and thus, nature's tears (raindrops). This was photographed two days after the photo that I posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015, using the same 35mm lens. I slightly cropped it at the top and bottom and applied PM's frost effect.
"The Saucer Magnolia, also known as the Japanese or Oriental Magnolia, is a beautiful deciduous tree, with a large saucer-shaped creamy-white bloom that is purplish-pink on the outside. It can grow to be 20 to 30 feet tall, and blooms in the early Spring." ~ Reprinted text from here:
Biblically, rain has a dual implication: first as refreshing where there has been dryness and barrenness (Joel 2:23-29) and secondly, as restoration where there has been loss (Isa. 28:11-12). The “pouring out” Peter refers to at Pentecost (Acts 2:17) has to do with “latter rain” that brought about the hastening of the harvest and fruitful crops. The Lord is saying that He will send rain to fields (people) that are totally barren as a promise of hope. When grass endures a hot day, it dries up and needs the refreshing of rain. Likewise, The Holy Spirit comes as rain to bring refreshing and restoration to His people.
Have a refreshing weekend!
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(photo taken 3/18/2015)
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