This photo was taken 4 short days ago…a VIEW FROM THE TOP of Pine Mountain. By the afternoon, the snow was gone. Today we have rain, and green grass peeking through. Brings to mind this passage:
New International Version (NIV)
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
HIS WORD will feed us… and bring joy and peace.
I’m reading John 14 this morning….so much comfort in there.
Verse 27: (Jesus’s own words) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
We so easily get caught up in this world… fretting about the details that have no eternal value. This world teaches us to accumulate, be self-sufficient. It becomes a constant struggle. When we surrender to HIM….become dependent on HIM, that is when we have the opportunity to experience real peace.
“The truth is that self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. Health and wealth can disappear instantly, as can life itself. Rejoice in your insufficiency, knowing that My Power is made perfect in weakness.” Sarah Young
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart”
My desire? I don’t want to die of thirst.