A Podcast About Encouragement
Building One Another
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11
Driving through a suburban neighborhood on a rainy day, my mind and mood centered on a number of pressing matters, when I suddenly was aware of the brilliantly beautiful spring blossoms on every side of the road.
While no words were spoken, it was as if our loving Lord was calling to me:
“Wake up, Stan! You are worried and distracted by many things (Luke 10:41). While you are preoccupied, I surround you with my fireworks, the stunning beauty of my creation.”
Immediately the wonderful words of Psalm 19 came to mind: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims God’s handiwork… their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 119:1-4*
It’s easy to go through life staring at a computer or a smart phone or a desk or a road or to be so preoccupied with various matters that we literally do not see the glory of our Lord around us – in the beauty of nature and in the people around us!
Wake up! See the beauty around you, share that beauty with others, and together know the presence of the Lord who loves you!
“For the beauty of the earth, For the Glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth over and around us lies: Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our joyful hymn of grateful praise.” Folliott S. Pierpoint
Joy to you - Stan
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