Monday, April 7, 2014

Even the Ground Gets Thirsty

Even the ground gets thirsty.  After Winter's gloomy disposition leaves, it brings the beautiful mixture of clouds to the sky that create the right settings in the atmosphere to quench the earth.


Before my heart is left colorless and lifeless, there is a break in the clouds where the light pours over my soul, and the rain takes away my thirst.  I am better again.  This visual reminds me that "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5). " God overcomes my depression and anxiety by renewing my mind.  Because he IS the light.

Not because of me or anything I have done or deserve, but because of LOGOS- because the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, I have seen the glory as of the only Son from the Father full of grace and truth.  He isn't someone who I am learning knowledge about like I am studying for an exam.  I'm not trying to earn the company of a distant cosmic killjoy with good deeds.  I have seen his glory.  I know him to be real.  I have seen him heal sickness, cure addiction, and redeem horrid circumstances.


The nature of who he is renews hope when I hear of injustice.  I believe he is the everlasting God who makes good on his promises for mercy.  This changes who I am.  It keeps me from assigning motive to others' actions that I feel or perceive are against me.  It changes how quickly I respond to turmoil.  It changes how I perceive myself and my desires.  I am more content.  I am willing to change.  But my heart will wander from my contentedness to a place that is thirsty again.  And when I bring myself to seek, I will see his promise again.

 


Keep up, Honey! 


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