Ephesians 3:20-21 (New International Version)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beyond the Rubble

Recently, I drove some of my favorite "old lady friends" (a term of affection, really!) to brunch at one of our favorite tea rooms in Ozark, MO.  We planned to arrive upon opening; talking and having a good time, we arrived 30 minutes after opening and found very few parking places open.  Fortunately, I drive a small car and found a space open near the trash dumpster.  Ugghhhhh, it wouldn't be my first choice but it would be fine.

After a fantastic time of antique shopping and brunch, we brought our treasures and full tummies back to the car...parked at the trash dumpster.  As I was unlocking the doors and letting all the hot air out of the car, I noticed the view beyond the dumpster.  It was absolutely stunning! 

A picture beyond my expectations, beautiful greenery in what seems like a dust bowl.  We've had 100 degree temperatures for what seems like a very very long time.  In Missouri, we are experiencing a vicious drought!  Yet, hidden beyond the rubble was a small oasis of green leaves and a small trickling of water; most likely spring water bubbling up from the ground.  It was so stunningly beautiful, I reached for my camera to try and capture it's elegance.  Unfortunately, I'm not a photographer.  My picture couldn't capture the sound of trickling water, the sun shinning between the green, lush leaves, the peaceful serenity and beauty from behind the dumpster.

This reality beyond the rubble brought me back to a hidden truth found in Nehemiah 4:10 "The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble.  We will never be able ro rebuild the wall."  The Isrealites has so much rubble to deal with while rebuilding the wall, it was really hard to see past all the "yuck"!  Often in my life, I can get caught up in what lies in front of me, rather than what lies ahead of me.  If we could just visualize beyond the rubble or simply trust God's Word, God's Work, and His unfailing love...trust that something beautiful lies beyond the rubble.  

Can I let go of the vision of rubble and trust that God has a plan?  His plan is perfect and better than anything I can imagine.  Eph 3:20 (NIV)20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us  

Let Go Of The Rubble, Look Beyond Today...It's Immeasurabley More Than We Can Ask or Imagine!!!!!   


Joyce Bush said...

Love it, Look at what's ahead instead of looking at what's in front of you.

Lutiemom said...

Sounds like wearing rose colored glasses, doesn't it? I prefer to believe it's walking in faith...maybe the scales have been removed from our eyes!!!