By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
The new year of 2022 is upon us. For most of us, it has been a tumultuous transition, weather-wise, to say the least. Where I live, we went from a very muggy 82 degrees on Friday and Saturday to beautiful large snowflakes and 28 degrees by Sunday evening. Some of you even experienced tornadoes through the weather changes. Simply put, we can’t tell what’s coming from one day to the next.
This photo is one I took this past summer as we walked the Riverwalk area of Wilmington, Delaware, one warm morning. The water was calm, the birds were singing, and the view was very nice. Oh, but all of that is “blurred” by the tall grasses in the picture, isn’t it? You correctly assume (trust / believe) that what is beyond those dry reeds is truly a beautiful day. And it was!
As we head directly into this new year, we should do the same with the picture the Lord is allowing us to glimpse so far. Look beyond the fuzziness of it all. Trust and believe that the One Who sought fit to give you another year will certainly guide you, guard you, protect and lead you through it — one day at a time.
I could focus on the grasses (distractions / uncertainty) in that picture and toss it into the trash. Or I can remember the good times beyond the distractions. It’s my choice. My attitude. It’s my focus that makes the difference.
Let’s do our best to enjoy those seeming distractions in our days ahead. They might simply be the only thing blocking our view of a beautiful day. And all we have to do is step over them!Praying your view of 2022 is a beautiful one!
Just a thought.