This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

When there is nothing else to get the conversation started, we seem to always bring up the weather.  I heard someone says once, “It looks like we might have some weather tomorrow.”  The truth of the matter is, we have weather every day.  It’s just different kinds of weather.

From where I sit today, the sun is shining, the temperature is cooler than normal, the birds are singing, and it’s a beautiful day.  I was out and about and on the highways when the tornadic storms of recent days literally blew through our area.  That weather was not at all pleasant.  But I must say that when night fall came, it had been a beautiful day.  My family was home, safe and sound, and we were still here to tell it.

This very large mushroom popped up in our back yard, a testament to the abundantly damp ground of late.  They tend to grow when it’s wet.  So what may not be a lovely day for me would indeed be the ideal day for this up-and-coming mushroom.  Again, it’s all in our perspective of things.

How to we tap into our surroundings, and do we use and allow our situations and circumstances to help us grow?  Sometimes, the more storm clouds we face, the more our faith and our testimony of God’s goodness grows.  Sometimes, those difficult days actually become some of our best in the long run.

A very wet yard proved to be just exactly what this mushroom, as large as my size ten foot, needed to grow.  Without the storm, there would have been no growth.  I can identify.  Can you?

Just a thought.

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