Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bird's Eye View - 2...

We are going up that mountain...
it sits on the other side of the river

(you can click photos for larger views)

a closer look at it's mild peak...
you can see right in the middle of the photo a small grove of coconut trees


once up on that peak...
we stand among the coconut trees we saw from the cottage compound

from this site we can see a mountain range in the distance...
it sits beyond our farm


looking down  and to the right from the above site...
in the photo below...
is Pilgrim's Cottage and Farm


Pilgrim's is situated about 2 miles from the sea...
it's a walkable distance

we often see boys walking past our cottage...
down the road to the sea fishing rods in hand

moving around the ridge left and right...
we get some pretty nice views overlooking Pilgrim's


it's a beautiful island...
way down south with the caribbean sea on the west side...
 the Atlantic ocean on the east side

one can see both from a higher ridge


this island is still in the slow lane...
very slow lane

peaceful...undeveloped for the most part

one can still live here with very little


but...
I've got to tell you...
my real home is heaven-ward
and I long for that eternity with the Lord
just a pilgrim here...

there is nothing on this contaminated world...
that compares with the glories of heaven and the new earth

Hebrews 11 speaks of those who lived by faith in the Old Testament...

"these all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them,
and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out,
they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God:
for He hath prepared for them a city."

looking for a heavenly home as brother Abraham did...

"for he looked for a city which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God"
Hebrews 11:10

May your city be in heaven with the Lord.

7 comments :

  1. Nice photos! Kind of like flying on google earth

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  2. Again, beautiful photos, thanks for sharing, loving all the green scenery!

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  3. Gorgeous location! Enjoy this beautiful day!!!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  4. Praise God for the hope he has put in us. Waiting with confidence for the heavenly abode.

    Sylvia

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  5. Oh my, you are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
    Everything looks very lush and beautiful and to live that close to the ocean is wonderful. Have a great day in your little piece of this beautiful place.-----Shannon

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  6. We studied Hebrews this summer in our women's group. And I soooo relate to the pilgrim status. I am looking for that eternal city and want to take as many as possible with me. Your island is lovely, but as you said, not as lovely as what is to come.

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  7. Such beautiful pictures and words! I, too, am longing for my heavenly home!

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