Warm Spot, 12AUG
Thousands of trees… Christmas trees… not one snowflake in sight… it’s August…
These are living, growing trees which need life-giving sunshine and warm growing time… me too… we all do, we need warm growth, from our roots to our shoots, we need to grow…
Maybe these mountains cool the jet streams just enough to keep the trees from frying, it’s in the 70s not 90s… maybe it’s going to take 10 years to mature a tree, 20, 30, 100 for the biggest, maybe it’s worth waiting for huge growth, maybe for minimal growth, maybe the tree will still grow even if no one waits…
Like a tree firmly planted, our faith will grow – not because of the cold world, but in the warmth of God’s intricate LOVE. Maybe the world isn’t so cold because God’s plan is for re-vining the garden is working, of course it is… God is filling His world with His souls to prosper and grow, and we pray to find a warm-spot, like in a chilly lake, to anchor and breathe… pause and ponder our next move to the next warm spot… we are in this world but not of this world… we are all in this together…
The warm sunshine keeps these trees growing, it’s the law and pattern of the universe which helps the trees keep growing, if we give them enough space to grow… Albeit much slower, the trees will also persevere thru the cold harsh winter. It’s not that a tree itself would feel the warmth of people coming for Christmas – but we can imagine the scene – the people are going to come for this warm breathing tree at Christmas so they can fill a house with life – they meditate, with song and tinsel, that Christ Himself was born, nurtured, and sacrificed for our eternal warmth in God’s amazing puzzle…
Our collective Christmas souls also need the rest of the year to be nurtured and grow… let our souls soak up God’s warmth, let our souls stay green and not wither, let us try to catch the Holy Spirit jet stream… warm spots move, we should also sway to move thru God’s plan. If we are anchored, like a tree, we will move more freely, with less fear…
We do all fit in God’s plan… God has a warm spot waiting for us… soak up the Sun and soak up His Son… to know, feel and grow eternally grateful…
FIND GOD’S WARM SPOT…
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.