A Moment with Our Creator: Isaiah 26:12

“Lord, You establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us.”

-Isaiah 26:12

Rather than a picture of one of our Labradors, today you are getting a glimpse of our dogs’ favorite feline Reeses.

This scripture photo was inspired by my blogging friend Patty at “He Said What?”  In her latest post, she wrote, “Jesus came to be our Savior, not to be the afterthought of all our Christmas decorations and gifts and food.”   As I reflected on all she had written, Isaiah 26:12 came to mind along with this picture of our tortoise shell sitting in the bay window of my childhood home next to the nativity. 

I hope you will take a moment and click here to read all Patty’s words in her poignant post titled “We Need a Little Christmas?” 

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15 thoughts on “A Moment with Our Creator: Isaiah 26:12

  1. I’m surprised your cat didn’t knock over a nativity figure or two with that long tail! He appears to be enjoying God’s peace while feasting his eyes on God’s creation. (Who knows what might be going on in that feline brain?) I agree, that verse from Isaiah is worth remembering. Pride can blind us to the fact that our Lord created all things–including our gifts and talents, our opportunities and connections, our creative abilities and energy for endeavors. Indeed: All that we’ve accomplished HE has done for us!

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    1. You are absolutely correct Nancy about the blindness that pride can cause. Thank goodness for gems like this tucked into the Bible to remind us that humility and sight go hand in hand. Believe it or not we’ve had our cat for five years and she has yet to knock anything down and break it. Goodness knows she “cat walks” just about every piece of furniture that displays delicate, decorative items and takes flying leaps into the Christmas tree and yet she keeps a clean record. The dog’s tails are another story.


  2. Thanks for your post. While I’m not a lover of cats, I value your shared thoughts and especially the words of Isaiah!
    And special thanks for pointing your readers toward Patty’s post. It was so inspiring and helpful for me. I’ll be going to the words again just so that I can hang out (quietly and unhurried) with Jesus.

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    1. Thank you Heather! My non-cat friends and family have always appreciated that Reeses makes herself scarce when company is in the house. She hides so well we usually have to send one of the dogs in search of her. I’m so glad you read Patty’s post. I have gleaned so much from her writings. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I do love how Isaiah is full of gems. Do a little digging and you hit a treasure. Adding a cat to the mix has definitely increased the amount of animal entertainment in our house. She is quite attached to both dogs. She is a rescue that was born in a feed mill and roamed the countryside for her first six months making her very savvy. She’s adapted beautifully to indoor life. She receives a good dose of Adi’s Labrador love each day and returns the affection. Summer she sees a a big toy. In her frisky times of day she baits Summer into a rousing game of chase. Right now our biggest challenge is keeping her out of the Christmas tree. Not that she’s done any harm. Rather I’m afraid one of the dogs will follow her in and that would end disastrously. She actually travels with us when we visit my parents. She loves all the new nooks and crannies their house offers. My parents also love how the animals liven up the house.

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