Photos by John Randy Harrison http://www.pbase.com/jrandyh
Flowers bloom in the spring.
The sun rises and sets every day.
While life goes on no matter the trial or test, certain acts never change or stop.
What do these actions have in common?
Time. Beauty. Expectation.
When God sent the flood and basically cleaned up, Noah and his family were left to carry on. God sent a sign in the sky he would never again flood the earth. The rainbow was given just as flowers and birds to remind us of God’s presence. It is also a strong clue of God’s promise; and that he is still very much alive and in the business of running things.
The question arises often of how do you really get to know God?
First, look out of your window.
Second, listen to the birds singing.
Third, read his word, pray and enjoy some alone time with him.
As God has cleverly kept the sun rising and setting, rainbows showing up after storms these everyday occurrences are part of his Divine plan. Like his nature appointments, he goes before us to meet us where we are.
The Creator of the Universe with all he has to do, awaits our call, our signal or effort to speak to him. Whether he is stifling battles of politicians, coordinating that which is the impossible or working behind the scenes of turmoil he is like the friend you long to have.
The Holy Spirit sections off his people so that no matter how much time has passed, re-connecting picks up right where we left off. God is like that with us.
Rattling off our needs, pains, and sufferings we are so self-absorbed we forget he has taken the time to listen. We forget to thank him for what he has done and will do.
We assume his phone line is always open waiting just for me, me and me.
We can talk to him anytime, night or day and he is always lending his ear.
He talks to us every day but our phone lines are so busy the call can’t get through our hard heads.
Maybe we should learn to meet him where he is. Who knows how exciting that could be?