Saturday, November 30, 2013

Moon Rise over the Savannas

Moon Rise over Lake Paranoa, Brasilia, Brazil
There is noting more beautiful than watching the moon rise up over the hills. In this case I was a little late getting to my location so the moon appears a little small in the photo. None the less it still was beautiful sight to watch as God and nature puts on a show for all to enjoy.  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jaboticaba Tree

Jaboticaba Tree bearing fruit

Jaboticaba Tree, before I ate all the fruit off of it.
Jaboticaba, fruit of the vine or in this case a fruit that grows on the bark of a tree. As far as I know this exotic fruit from Brazil, South America,  maybe the only fruit in all the world that grows on the bark and branches of the tree and not on the vine like most fruits do. No matter what the fruit is I'm always reminded when when I see fruit bearing tress about certain scripture in the Bible that talks about tress and fruit. Luke 6: 43 & 44  “A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 44 A tree is identified by its fruit. And Verse 45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Gal 5:22 & 23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 
As Christians we are to produce good fruit in our lives. This is what I try to remind myself about everyday it all about Jesus.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Praça dos Cristais-Park of the Crystals

Praça dos Cristais
Praça dos Cristais
I was driving by this park the other evening when I decided to stop and take a look to see what it would like as the sun was setting.  I guess they call it Praça dos Cristais or Park of the Crystals because you can easily find crystals in this part of Brazil, although not quite this big. I even have a few crystal that I use as paper weights that I found just from walking around the neighborhood. Since crystals are rocks I was reminded in the Word of God, that Rocks are used throughout scripture to refer to God as our safely, strength, salvation and refuge. 2 Sam. 22: The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be exalted! Everything in nature in is always pointing to God the creator for his glory.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waterfalls

Waterfall near Alto Paraiso, Goias, Brazil 
Yes Brazil, certainly has no shortage  of waterfalls. I'm not sure about this statistic but I would guess it has more waterfalls than any other country. These beautiful and tranquil waterfalls remind me of the handy work of a loving creator. I come across a lot of people who claim to be atheist and yet the Bible clearly states in Romans that God has put his knowledge in their hearts. And in Roman 1:20 From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Now, that's a powerful statement with the all of nature backing it up. You could say nature in all its glory is the Fingerprint of God.