Friday, April 27, 2012

Thought For The Day

While we were driving home from Grand Island on Thursday afternoon, I began to think about all the ways and places you can see God at work all around us. The gray overcast sky promising rain, the trees which are once again green and full of life after their months of dormancy, even the grass and weeds along the roadside all bear witness to his power and majesty.

The grass and weeds especially caught my eye. Much of it is green and healthy again but some of it is still brown and dormant. It occurred to me that people are like that. Some are green and healthy and bearing fruit, while some are brown and dormant. But just like the grass, even the dormant people can spring to life again with the proper nurturing. That nurturing comes mostly from God, but it can also come from you and me. Do you know someone who needs a little nurturing? It’s pretty amazing how the simplest of kind words or actions can work a change in someone who’s feeling down. And it doesn’t cost a thing.

I know, that sounds a little corny but it’s significant to me personally because I can see how God is changing the way I see things. He has opened my eyes both literally and figuratively and is allowing me to see Him, and the world, in new and different ways.

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. ESV

Luke 6:38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” ESV

1 comment:

  1. Do you know someone who needs a little nurturing?

    Yup, sure do.