Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
Ranch work entails a diverse amount of responsibilities, one of which is clearing out the irrigation canals into my pond. Although it’s a labor of love for me, this particular day, it was necessary to clear out slimy debris and a few unlucky critters! Being unplugged from technology, surrounded by green grass, snow-covered mountains, and water bodies, reel me into the present, even if it’s unpleasant! It’s then that God provides me one of His analogy downloads!
To the west of me are the Oregon Cascade Mountains that are snow-covered most of the year despite the rising temperatures in the Summer. I looked up at those mountains and then to the water flowing into my irrigation and smiled. He wastes nothing! The snow melts and is then repurposed to flow into the ground, rivers, and lakes and then to the canal that sits before me.
Nature is a demonstration of change and repurposing right before our eyes! Frogs, salamanders, caterpillars, grasshoppers, dragonflies all go through the natural process of metamorphosis. On the extreme side, we are familiar with a plethora of natural disasters. Forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, and then in a short amount of time, life begins to resurface.
So, how about resurfacing from our devastating Landslide? The unforeseen moment that you learned that your child passed away. It seems virtually impossible to believe that you’re going to be able to go on. How is it possible that your life will continue to have a purpose?
Revisit today’s scripture and realize that you are more valuable than the plants, animals, and insects. Your precious testimony and desire to get out of bed daily is a beacon of light onto this world, Beloved! Make the most of every day, everyone here, including your child goes through a metamorphosis of sorts into the Kingdom of Heaven! I yearn to hear,
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:23