Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Cheryl Boardman
Monday, June 27, 2022

I took this photo several years ago at the trailhead for the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail near Snoqualmie Pass. These flowers (wild ginger), which grow low to the ground, are mostly hidden from view behind leaves that look like big violet leaves. You generally have to move the leaves aside to even find them.

When there seems to be so much trouble and chaos in the world and when we might feel fearful of what the future holds, if we take the time to look around us, we can see evidence of a God who loves us.

I like the following verses from Psalm 46:

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
although its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging . . .

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46:1-3 and 10 (NIV)