Friday, March 25, 2011

In A Word: Reaching

I went out for a walk this evening feeling overwhelmed, tired, and wondering where the strength to get through this busy weekend would come from. Just the other day I blogged about looking to the horizon and being reminded of the verses in Psalm 121, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth" (vs 1-2). It's funny how soon we forget these words of comfort and strength when we allow feelings of anxiety and fear to enter our thoughts. In an instant we can get tied up in the tasks of life forgetting the task maker, the Creator, who has all the answers. How did God bring me back to Him? Trees.

On the final trip back home, I was walking with my head down when I heard a rustling sound above. I looked up and although nothing was there, something did catch my eye. The sun was setting and the light was touching the tops of the trees at just the right angle. For the first time, which is kind of funny, I realized that all of the trees around me were reaching upward toward the sky. In a Hallelujah, arms lifted high, the trees were reaching up and giving glory to God the Father. I was too busy looking down; instead of looking up asking God to be my strength. He is all we need, all He asks is that we come to Him for help.

Trees reach upwards to find the warmth of the sun, which provides them with all the nutrients and strength needed to grow. Everything comes form above and the same goes for us. All we need is from our Heavenly Father above who eases all fears and provides for all our needs. Matthew 6:31-32 says, "Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ... For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things."

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