Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Several times a year, our town historical society offers free admission to the museums in our historic district.

We took advantage of that to enjoy a peaceful afternoon learning more about our town's past, and to take in some of the beautiful sights to be found in Florida at this time of year.

There were several trees positively laden with oranges! I know oranges are a "winter" fruit, but it still seems odd.

It's always fascinating to look into the past. I love to see the faces of people whom God used in the course of history -- some paintings and photographs capture their subjects in a way that makes them seem real when I look into their eyes. I have an enduring love for anything antique, for the tangible objects that can tell so many stories about times now distant and foreign to us.

So why let bygones be bygones? We may not be able to live in the past, but there's so much to learn from it. Sometimes beauty, sometimes tragedy; sometimes triumphs, sometimes mistakes; but always God's sovereignty over man's affairs.

"For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places."
~ Psalm 135:5-6

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