BENDING OVER BACKWARDS
“'Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.'" - Matthew 7:12
How many times do you go out of your way to help someone, talk to someone, or contact someone? Have you done so today? Did you interrupt your daily routine and busy schedule to meet an unexpected and unplanned need of another person?
Unlike these flowers, which are groomed for this, bending over backwards is not an easy thing to do. We don't like to shift or stretch or strain from our normal state.
But God asks this of us. Do we hear Him?
O God of our plans and schedules, reshape and contort us to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters. Amen.
TAGS: Inspiration, Prayer
"But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them." - Matthew 6:29
It's that time of year again. The butterfly bush takes months to grow, form its flowers, and flourish. When all is in place, it emits the scent that attracts local pollinators. Yep, open for business!
The customers, multi-colored butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and moths, are all flocking to the bush to receive their nourishment. What an incredible sight of nature at its finest.
We seek our nourishment at the table of the Lord. With the best linens, the finest vessels, the scent of incense, and the chiming of bells, we are called through the Word of the Lord to receive His body and blood.
Come, all ye faithful, the doors are open for worship and praise. What an incredible sight of glory at its finest.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."