If I fall, I know the kiss of a thousand angel’s wings will catch me and set me upon the solid ground with a reassurance that can only come from God. If I lose a friend, my heart may break, but time will heal the heart and soul as our paths have been forever laid out before us in the book of life. We may not know what is written on those pages until we have ventured beyond them, but if we have faith in God, then it really doesn’t matter. Have faith and be well my friends!
How difficult does your road have to be
Is it filled with potholes
Or as smooth as the sea
Is it scattered with pebbles
And filled with cracks
Are there mountains or molehills
Or well-worn down tracks
Is it uphill or down
Which way do you go
Do you have a destination
Are you stuck in the snow
Is your path blocked by a rock slide
Or fallen down tree
What gets in your way
When you’re trying to see
Do you look for specs
In another one’s eye
When the log in your own
Could cause you to die
Take care on your travels
For they lead to the past
Find the smooth road ahead
Because it all goes too fast
As I sat on the park bench I happened to glance down and see a peanut sitting inconspicuously behind one of the legs. Naturally, I bent over and picked it up. Glancing up, across the walking path, I noticed a squirrel suddenly stop his constant hopping and digging to give me a hard stare of anticipation.
Laughing aloud and looking down at the small nugget of gold, that I obviously held in my hand, I debated whether to toss it over to the little grey fur ball or hold it out as an offering.
Isn’t this what we do in life sometimes? We know what the right thing to do is, yet we hesitate and try to figure out another path.
Instinct tells me to toss the peanut to the squirrel, so why don’t I do just that? Is it God whispering to me to toss the small gift, and, in return, me trying to rationalize another or better way? Perhaps.
Am I being selfish to want the squirrel to come and take the prize from my hand? Why do I need that confirmation of its trust?
In the end… I tossed the peanut to the squirrel and he cracked it and ate it then and there.
My reward was found in my own smile and warmed heart! Thank you, Lord!
Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
I heard the words, “STOP NOW!”
It wasn’t so much an audible voice as much as it was a tangible voice inside my head.
“God?” I said aloud, “I am here, and I am listening.”
There was a silence that lasted for what seemed minutes. The hairs on my neck began to stand on end as I felt the inevitable getting closer. His voice was about to penetrate again. In the anticipation of this, I took a deep breath.
“My son,” said He. “My plans for you are the very plans you know in your heart. Slow down, and listen to your heart. In this, you will be listening to me.”
I then fell to my knees with tears freely flowing and said to my Lord and Savior, “I am yours, Lord. Your will be done in me and through me. I will listen to my heart.”