Scenario: Dismal looking day, dark and foreboding clouds overhead. You settle into your airplane seat, buckle up, and say several prayers for safety through the weather.
The plane taxis, lifts, and ascends through the clouds. Bumps and turbulence along the way cause your heart to lurch several times.
Fifteen minutes later, you are above the cloud level. The sky is brilliantly clear; sunlight all around. No turbulence and clouds look angelic below your wings. You can hardly believe it is the same day, the same sky.
Present Day: I choose today to look beyond the clouds, beyond the turbulence and the worry. To look up to the One who controls the skies and flight. The Lord Jesus alone gives peace.
This tree is blooming, and blooming beautifully. Although it is just a tree, it is not worrying about tomorrow, or yesterday, just blooming now. The tree of course benefits by not having a brain, and we are indeed blessed to be able to think and decide, to feel and to imagine. All of these are great gifts from God, as we are made in His image. But He doesn’t want us to worry…easier said than done, right? As a mom, I tend to think ahead and try to micromanage, plan, prevent. But is this worrying helping anything? Absolutely not. That’s why I love this quote by Corrie Ten Boom:
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
So for this moment, I am going to try to just be, to just bloom. Have a beautiful day! Slainte, Lisa