Today is Wednesday, February 15th, 2006; Karen's Korner #738
When we first returned from Hawaii, I mentioned in a Karen's Korner that after I had given several handfuls of one of my devotional booklets away, I had help thinking of future writings.
Tim from Abilene, Kansas would say, "Karen, here is a devotional. Don't you see it?", as we would tour various places or see various sights.
I would look and not see a thing. But after he would describe something, I would see or sense it too.
Here is something Tim showed me:
We were standing on some various slabs and tunnels left over from a volcano eruption.
Tim said, "This reminds of what happens in our lives. Sometimes things bother us or sometimes we have problems with addictions or relationships and it keeps boiling up inside of us. Eventually we reach a boiling point, and the 'lava' spews out of us and runs down the sides. What we say or do might bring destruction to ourselves and to others. It might appear to us and to other people in our world that all is destroyed by our behavior."
Then he lead me over to a tiny fern, beginning to grow out of the rubble. "This," he said, "is what God can do in our lives, if we allow Him. He takes all the devastation and destruction and allows the regrowth to begin. What happens in our lives isn't destroyed for always. It can be repaired. God wants to show us in nature what is possible."
Thanks, Tim, for showing me what I would have missed without your help!
God is good; all of the time! Even in times when we see only devastation.
II Corinthians 1:3,4 -- "What a wonderful God we have--He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials."