The day started in a funk. Recent events were overwhelming. You know—the kind that make the senses droop.
Finally took myself out of the house on a wandering drive. I had no plan. But God did.
I didn’t know He had a treasure for me. I didn’t know He led me around in a drifting pattern until I was ready to receive from Him. He reminded me how He loves me all the time—even if I feel blown to bits, or just plain blown it. He loves me when I feel alone or depressed or out of sorts.
He is always faithful.
He drew me on in my aimless wandering. What could I discover tonight from all I saw?
- Live in the moment. Don’t borrow trouble. Don’t dwell on trouble. The Scriptures tell us, in Philippians 4, to dwell on the good, true and noble. Be uplifted, not dragged down. Your mood can be your choice.
- There is life in the river. Constantly rolling, chasing, and sometimes calm on the surface, it changes with every light. Morning, noon, night. The wildlife draws sustenance from it. The fish swim their lives in it. I saw people all over it. All kinds of boats and floating devices. As the river keeps moving in its direction, so does life. Always forward.
- Finally, the sun began to set. The smoke in the sky made an especially magnificent setting on the now tranquil river. A treasure of beauty. A treasure of peace.
A stunning showcase for the Glory of God. Treasure, indeed.
How marvelous that a simple jaunt can help to change your perspective.