Thursday, March 12, 2020

Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella

I believe a student did this painting. A girl with a rainbow umbrella, I love it!

It reminded me of a painting I saw hanging in Red Robin. I posted it awhile back.

I found these online, and love them. To me, they show joy.


“Can you find your way to where lightning is launched, or to the place from which the wind blows? Who do you suppose carves canyons for the downpours of rain, and charts the route of thunderstorms That bring water to unvisited fields, deserts no one ever lays eyes on, Drenching the useless wastelands so they’re carpeted with wildflowers and grass? And who do you think is the father of rain and dew, the mother of ice and frost? You don’t for a minute imagine these marvels of weather just happen, do you?
Job 38



15 comments:

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


Do you know that pain is inside us and that we have it, we suffer, we do not know and we are not looking for a way to free ourselves from pain. Job was a thinker, he was good friends with God, his conversation with God. Job understood God's nature well, he was God's friend and suffered the disease of losing material dubras and his children. His wife told him comfort in words to curse God and live for him. Did he in any way fail God to blame him for his failing?
He was humble in his despair, but he did not blame God for his fate. He faithfully defended God's laws. Do we faithfully defend ourselves and our rights within us and thus praise God?

Nancy Chan said...

Talented artist. Reminded me when I used to love walking in the rain when I was young.

Hootin' Anni said...

Just singing in the rain...what a glorious feeling...

I love these images. Made me,a happy soul upon returning to the world of blogging.

Ann said...

These pictures make me want to grab and umbrella and go out puddle jumping. :)

Carol said...

These do look like joy to me as well. Maybe we should all play in the rain a little more!

MadSnapper said...

somehow I missed the beautiful mural from red robin. I love it. my favorite is the child dancing in the rain, and the bunny is so cute... great post.. I used to play in the rain as a child but not now... and I never wore boots or used and unbrella, I play barefoot and bare headed.

Sue said...

Loved the umbrella photos, Ginny, last week I walked in the rain placed my umbrella on the porch to dry, the next day, dh asked if my umbrella was missing, it seems a gust of wind had blown it to the fence pasture, i was afraid it was broken but it wasn't, I would loved to of seen it flying in the air. ~smile~

Great scripture too! Have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Sue

Tamago said...

Beautiful paintings! The bunny in raincoat is so cute :-)
It's been raining a lot here. Though I like rain, I also hope the sun will come back soon!

Rose said...

What is it about umbrellas...they always improve a picture.

Buttercup said...

Great post! Our study group spent a couple of years studying Job and I find myself thinking of quotes so often. Thanks for posting this quote and thanks for all of your visits to Buttercupland. We all need each other and so grateful for the friendship and support.

photowannabe said...

Oh, I have to go back to Job 38 and read it again in The Message...awesome verses for these delightful pictures.
I love the Joy and imagination of each one.
Sue

Ruth Hiebert said...

Right now I would love to put up an umbrella and go for a walk in the rain. Guess I will have to wait for a little longer, still too cold.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved the photo of the girl with the p ink umbrella - dancing in the rain - just a feel good photo!

DeniseinVA said...

A very talented young artist and the other paintings are very nice, colorful! I love rainy day art.

GretchenJoanna said...

I love the passage from Job. What translation are you using that makes it pop right into the moment?

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