Tuesday, June 21, 2011

4th Day

Isaiah 43:1
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art Mine. 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Hebrew Bible in English)

On my journey, I shall have to pass through waters and walk through fire.
I shall, however, not be hurt, because HE who has called me by name is with me.

I walked for two hours on the longest coherent beach in Norway. Totally absorbed by the beauty and my thoughts.
Never even noticed that Gunnar was following me with his camera on a distance.
The little black dot in middle of the picture is me.
When I sunk down, totally exhausted, Gunnar went towards me in a split second.


Amrita said...

Your atmospheric photo and writing reminds me of the old hymn Haven of Rest

I have anchored my soul in the haven of rest
I"ll sail the wide sea no more,
The tempest may sweep o 'er the wild stormy deep In Jesus I am safe evermore

The song of my soul since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blest
On Jesus who"ll save whosoever will have
A home in the haven of rest

May the Lord fill your heart with his peace and rest Felisol as you wait upon him and walk in the path he has set before you.

Today is the summer eqinox, I think Norway will have its long day - its called the land of the midnight sun for this reason I think.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
Thanks for sharing this beautiful hymn.

You are right about the summer equinox being today.
It's celebrated all over Norway as the feast of St. John (called Sankt Hans or Jonssok in Norwegian.)
The feast is for John the Baptist.

Old superstition said that this was the most dangerous night of the year. All witches flew on broomsticks to Blocksberg (Germany) to celebrate.
To fight the evil forces huge bonfires still are lit all over Norway, often with a rag witch burned on it.

We are a queer, but old civilization and
the ancient rituals still lingers on.

Another old tradition is that unwed women walk out around midnight and gather 7 different species of wild flowers. Sleeping with the wildflowers under their pillow, they will see their bridegroom to be.

Here south we don't see the midnight sun. The sun is however down for only five hours, with a one hour dusk and dawn in between. It sure is night in white satin.

Jada's Gigi said...

Wow! Great shot!

Robin said...

This is a stunning image Felisol, and how much more so with the story behind it.