The last two mornings I have had the opportunity to see the sun rise. While I’m not a morning person, but the sun rise both mornings was breath-taking. But the thing that struck me most was that both days while beautiful were completely different. The God of all creation painted a colorful picture to ease my early morning “hate to get up for work” pain. It was as if God was saying to me, “Good morning, daughter. I’m looking forward to our day.”
Think about it, twice a day, everyday our great God paints a picture that is miraculous and completely different each time. All we have to do is look up.
I love that weather is only somewhat predictable. The meteorologists do their best with their fancy technology — 3D Doppler RADARs and layered mapping. But still there are times when they just can’t predict the weather 100%. There are so many factors that are in play with weather. It’s not just what is coming from the sky, it’s the typography of the area, air temperature, wind on the ground as well.
While weather can be predicted and many people can be warned to take cover, weather can not be controlled. I love that weather is one part of creation that man can’t touch or control.
Today I am thankful that there is balance in the universe. Call it what you like, yin/yang, chi, ebb/flow, what goes around comes around. Our brilliant Creator put order and balance in play with His first command to take that which was formless and give it form. With each act of creation He provided opposites to balance each other out. He gave us light and separated it from the darkness; land was divided by water, creatures of the water and the land, male and female – even good and evil.
Each end of the scale has its place and purpose. In life we have seasons of serving and seasons of being served. When those seasons get too out of balance one can find themselves either exhausted from pouring out and not being poured into, or they could be found wallowing in being needy. There will always be those among us in need, but even the least of these has the ability to do something for others. Time is free.
Yes, I believe what goes around, comes around; what you sow you will reap. However, it is not our role to be continually looking around the corner to reap quickly. Sometimes it takes a while to arrive on the other side of sowing. Just as you can’t rush the oceans movement from high tide to low tide, you can’t rush the laws of natural balance. The journey between the two is what forms our character. All we can be responsible for is our role, attitude or place in the great balance of life we live in.
Gardeners understand the connection between humans, nature and our Creator. Didn’t make it to church for worship this morning but found myself with free time for the garden this afternoon. The collision of digging in the dirt, cleaning out weeds, good music, and sunshine created in me a joyful and thankful heart. It is continually amazing how connected humans are to the world created for them.