Sometimes we need neither clever argument, insight or witty remark to inspire. God can use the serene complexity of a swamp to announce spiritual reality.

Yesterday Mother and I went to the monarch butterfly migration at nearby Rondeau Provincial Park. We saw no monarchs, but we did encounter the Monarch of the Marsh.

The interplay of light, water and greenery was captivating.
Rondeau Swamp
A single old stump transforms into a mossy mound with a touch of fern.
Rondeau Moss
Fungus forms an eye-catching image on its host tree.
Rondeau Fungus
And then my favourite feast for the eye.
Rondeau Flower
In reality it is a flower growing up from the swamp, viewed from above, with the water so still it reflects the world high above it with such clarity one wonders which way is actually up – or down.

 “Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? The eternal God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t grow tired or become weary. His understanding is beyond reach. He gives strength to those who grow tired and increases the strength of those who are weak. Even young people grow tired and become weary, and young men will stumble and fall. Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired”

(Isaiah 40:28-31 God’s Word)