By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
I’m sharing a picture of a flower garden with you this week. If you’re like me, you need to see some beauty in the midst of the chaos. Many people are struggling really hard right now in many different areas. We are trying to remain strong for those around us. And yet, some days are dark and dreary, much like some stormy days we’ve had recently.
We need to see some beauty. So here is a picture of a flower garden. There are different types of growing plants. There is an arch and a pathway on which to walk. There is open space. Perhaps you have flowers growing in your yard or in pots sitting in your kitchen window. Focus on the beauty.
The simple beauty of the world around us can actually bring us much closer to the Creator. You wander around in the garden, and you realize you are much closer to Him.
This particular little garden just happens to be across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Not only is God’s beauty present, but His church house is nearby.
I believe our response to any crisis can make or break us. Our attitude about the difficulties can carry us along or bring us down. Our own focus on the situation can help or hinder us. All of those things are in our power. Ours. On what are you focused? The dirt, danger, and distress? Or the beauty in the midst of it – the helpers, the heroes, the individuals who are working so very hard to maintain some beauty in this hurting world.
Stop and smell the flowers. You’ll be glad you did.
Just a thought.