I’m loving this fall. After twenty plus days of working in temp’s ranging from 100- 105, fall has been a real joy for me. It’s more than the temperature though. It’s the colors! I’m amazed at them. I went out into the woods and had to take some pictures to remind me of the beauty I saw before me.
Often times however there is something between us and that beauty. A fence that allows us to see it at a distance but never up close. Then there are those who in their misery would say this forest would be better if the trees would get out of the way!
We need to do two things. 1. Allow Jesus Christ to remove the fence. And 2. Remember that the trees make up the forest.
As I thought of those two things a simple prayer based upon this scripture went through my mind.
You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to lead us out into the Joy of the Lord for and we will find peace and strength! Then the fences will fall and we will see the trees as the forest!
Allow your Spirit to lead me out with joy, and lead me forth with peace! Give me ears to hear the song of the mountains, and the clapping of the trees! Give me the wisdom to remember, that they clap and sing for you, and so must I!