Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Looking For Life in the Little Things

 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life...
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

In trying to find encouraging words for friends with a child who has relapsed, this thought came to me in searching the Scriptures: Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees.

This photo depicts life not death.  Even though there are seemingly dead trees all around, God is still allowing life to sprout.  There is a reason for everything that happens but we get so caught up in the occurrence that we fail to see God at work.  When it's our child, our emotions and intellect take over and begin to take reign. Encouragement is a distant friend.  

I'm looking at everything today as a privilege. Look with me for the little things.

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