By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
I snapped this photo in a western Louisiana swamp. If you’ve never actually visited a real swamp here in the Southern U.S., you really should, because there really is nothing just like it, and each one is a little different than any other.
The similarities are these — The air is thick, muggy, sticky. The bugs are the size of small land mammals. (Well, maybe not really, but they seem like it, especially the mosquitoes!) And the beauty of God’s creation is all around.
I don’t know what your week holds for you, but as I compare it to mine and think of where I need to be when, I understand your feelings of being swamped with things. Even the little things can seem huge when we face a new week. This week’s swamp will likely be nothing like last week’s, or perhaps not even like the next week’s.
But let me promise you this. Look up. Be strong and steadfast. Walk a straight line directly through your week’s swamp, and when all is said and done, all that will have mattered is the beauty of the Lord around us.
Blessings on your swamp!
Just a thought.