Picture Island

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“This is not the action of a Lord who disappoints. But Scripture also tells us that His ways are not our own. We don’t always see what God is doing in our lives, any more than I could see what I expected …”

Originally posted on Healing Thoughts Blog:

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”

Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)

I spent the summers of my youth on a chain of lakes in Canada. These lakes were dotted with islands with colorful names like Blueberry Island (where we collected pailfuls of blueberries), Copper Island (named for the Copper Beeches that lined its shores), and Ferry Island (which was close to the island’s only transport). There were many islands, but one that stands out in my memory is Picture Island.

Picture Island was a good half hour boat ride from the town. Too

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small for a house, it was solely populated by scrub pines and bushes. It was unremarkable, except for the fact that thousands of years before, a glacier had cut the island in two, sheering off a flat rock face dozens of feet high. Think…

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