Saturday, September 24, 2011
Looking and leaning toward the Light
9/24/11 Light and water are two of the natural resources necessary for plant growth. These are basics taught in kindergarten.
Like these trees at Ben's Park in Harbor Town are leaning toward the light for growth, most plants do the same thing---looking to the sun for needed light. This often shapes them in a recognizable way.
How similar that is to our own spiritual growth, as we look to the "Son" for growth. Hopefully this shapes our growth in such a way that others can see our Christian "bent."
Water is also a necessity. That's why trees that are planted by rivers have roots that go deep, rooting them to flourish and establishing them to weather storms. How blessed we are to know the One who is the "living water" and who can establish us in His love when we plant ourselves close to His word.
Today I prayed Ephesians 3:17b-18 for my Saturday folks...." And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ."
To which I say A-men---which means , "so be it."