Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“I have learned and have been inspired to believe the unbelievable more from the hearts of children, than from the mouths and manners of educated adults.
Could it be because children still see their Creator as He intended to be seen, rather than as portrayed through our example?”
The morning breezes continue to swirl through the trees outside my window as I sit here watching and reflecting on the day opening before me.
Their mesmerizing movement through the otherwise still branches always carries an excited message of freshness and renewal, of anticipation and hope for all that this new day and new week will bring.
A message even, that the unbelievable is believable.
It just seems that way this morning.
But it seems that it ought to be that way every morning. It seems that the God Who created it all would want it that way all the time. To claim that each morning carried with it a message and a sense of renewal, of hope, of belief in the unbelievable.
Maybe it’s because I woke up this morning with a smile on my face thinking of my two Granddaughters and their hands-up-heads-up optimistic approach to life. That attitude toward life needs to last for their lifetimes.
Maybe it’s because this is the day that a fairly intense and in-depth project has been completed. Or maybe because I saw a picture the other night of our son as a six-year-old believing he really was Huck Finn instead of just dressing up like him for Halloween a number of years ago. At times he still acts that way.
Maybe it’s because deep down inside we know that that is the way it should always be for our children and grandchildren. And maybe it’s because, deep down inside, we wish that was the way it always was for us.
And my question for us today is this—why shouldn’t it be that way for us for the rest of our lives? We may need to set aside the example of some in our past who seldom smiled and always appeared to be “sucking-on-a-dill-pickle.”
Rather than follow the example any longer of those who didn’t seem to enjoy life very much and tried to get us to see life that way as well, cast it off. Put a smile of life on our faces for our children to follow.
Each day is a gift from God to enjoy, to live, to believe in and to sense all the possibility and hope.
Claim anew, or for the first time, that the God who created us planted the seeds of “believing in the unbelievable” in our hearts.
That the God Who created us wove a “hands-up-heads-up-optimism” into our being.
That the God Who created us—created us in His image.
We may need to remember again that the God Who created us walked on water, parted the Red Sea, healed the sick, brought people back to life, died for us, and then rose for us.
And why did He do all of that? So we could wander through life defeated, afraid, and half-alive and in a listless stupor from 9 to 5, always acting like we were running on half-empty? I hope not. It’s not the way He meant for it to be. Not on your life! And certainly not on His life!
Look, I don’t know what you went through yesterday or during times so many years ago. It matters, but only in that it is a part of history. We can learn from it and keep it in its proper place—the past—or we can repeat it in our lives and the lives of others.
I don’t know what you’re facing today.
But I do know that the God Who created you and me makes the unbelievable—believable.
I do know that the God Who created you, created you in His image.
I do know that He has a plan for you to go with Him through the life He set before you, believing in the unbelievable, and with a “hands-up-heads-up-optimism” toward all that you and He will face along the way.
Wow! As I continue to sit here, the morning breezes are still floating through the branches of the trees outside my window.
It’s unbelievable—no it’s totally believable with Him!
In His Name—Scott
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