Ever had one of those days when you long to be involved in something more, something grand, and instead your day is filled with laundry, or diapers, or emails? I have come to the realization that the something more is at hand, always.
“It has always seemed to me. ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.”(Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery)
This quote from one of my all time favorite book series says it perfectly. This morning was one of those glimpses for me. This may not look like much of a glimpse of ideal beauty; it’s pond scum! But look closely and you may just be able to see the joy that I glimpsed…Those tiny green dots are evidence of hope. It’s not gross. With the proper perspective one may see…New life from the pond scum.
Some days I feel like pond scum. I have been irritable, impatient, demanding my own way and generally no fun to be with. Slimy and gross. And yet, the One who has redeemed my soul from the pit chooses to work through my scum to bring new life. And while He does so He abundantly blesses beyond all we can think or imagine. In fact, if you look closely at the photo on the lower left side there are two, yes TWO, heart shaped rocks just sitting there for us to see. Love gifts just laying around for those who have eyes to see. For us to glimpse the enchanting realms beyond.
God loves us, people! He gave up everything to come here, become like us and then pay for our souls with His own life. How great the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure…
I gladly offer my pond scummy self up to Him to bring forth new life for His glory and others good.
How about you?