Her name is Arsa and she lives in Romania. What a treasure!!! She is the absolute picture of youth and vitality!!! I remember looking at the world through eyes like hers and that grin; such a grin!!! This picture caught my attention some time ago, but I just haven't had the time to post it! While viewing it this portrait, these words from Ecclesiastes came to mind...
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 11
7 Truly the light is sweet,
and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
8 Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all;
but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many.
All that comes is vanity.
9 Rejoice, young man, in your youth,
and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth,
and walk in the ways of your heart,
and in the sight of your eyes;
but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart,
and put away evil from your flesh;
for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
It has been said that it is a pity that youth is wasted on the young- on those who don't really appreciate what they have. But, this young lady appears to be enjoying life. So, verse 9 above is appropriate and even more so as its latter part and verse 10 remind us all of the future.
PS. Even though I no longer have the glow of youthfulness, I still feel young at heart and that is half the battle of enjoying life. The other half is seeking to know God's will and to try to do it!!! That second part can be demanding, but then again- the reward of heaven is eternity with God!!!