By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
Spring is in the air – quite literally. Pollen gives our shiny black car a sick greenish color. If my eyes and nose aren’t itching, my ears and throat are. The bird nest so craftily built on the porch light outside my office window is now host to a new brood of baby birds. Can’t you hear that constant chirping in the background? We’ve had more than enough rain and tornado-like activity across our area week after week lately, and the ground is saturated.
The azaleas and hydrangeas have been in full bloom, and the rose bushes are covered in buds just waiting to pop wide open with bursts of color. The grass is growing, and the weeds need trimming. The flower beds need attention, and the porch needs painting.
Get my point yet? I love spring time and the newness of life that it seems to portray. But spring time also brings with it those many reminders of things that need to be done. And most of them needed doing yesterday. We don’t have time to sit still, because we have too many things to accomplish and so little time to get them done.
Sitting still is good sometimes, but if we sit still too long, we get stiff. Those bones and joints pop more than they did last year. And we need to stay active. If we don’t, we become stagnant. We get stiff and sore. We waste time.
“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” How about, “a moving structure grows no ivy.” This building on the banks of San Antonio’s River Walk is being covered with creeping ivy because nothing is being done to keep it away. The more it is left alone, the more the ivy will cover that building’s facade, and the more that building “disappears” behind the greenery.
Don’t disappear into the background of this crazy world. Get busy. God expects it. The pollen can’t keep us down. We’ve got to keep going, keep flying, keep chirping — constantly. I think it’s a reminder to those around us that God is still at work too!
Just a thought.