The sun was hot and it was time to rest in the shade for a bit. Looking at the work before me was daunting. I refreshed by drinking another bottle of water. It was easy to notice that none of the rocks were alike. I imagined the years it may have taken for a river to form each rock. Many had rough edges, but many more were smooth on all sides. Tilting my head back I laughed to myself.
I’d been moving these rocks for days, but only in my rest did I take notice of what they spoke about time. I could imagine another picture in my mind. How long in the river would it take for my rough edges to be smoothed out? I put my gloves on again to move the rocks. I began to admire the edges for possibilities to fit where the smooth ones didn’t. It was easy enough to use the smooth rocks to cover those with edges.
1 Peter 2:4-5 (CEV) Come to Jesus Christ. He is the living stone that people have rejected, but which God has chosen and highly honored. And now you are living stones that are being used to build a spiritual house. You are also a group of holy priests, and with the help of Jesus Christ you will offer sacrifices that please God.
One Reply to “River Rocks”
Hello Debra, I love the stones! Thanks for sharing! I also think about pulling weeds in my yard and how I don’t see some of them until I am about the task of pulling the obvious ones! Then I also think about doing the “digging” for spiritual growth, and how more stuff shows up as I am clearing away the obvious blocks (fears, anxiety, unforgiveness and impatience). I also think about the concept of how God prunes the branches so they will produce more fruit. I think about how I used to watch people pruning their fruit trees and how naked they looked afterwards. I thought, wow, they must not like that tree, look what they did to it – only to see the results of fruit and fullness later. Patience during the time when we don’t ‘feel’ like Go is doing anything in us, will help us through the “seemingly fruitless’ time, only to see an amazing crop of fruit when He is ready to show us, in His time! Hope you are doing well and I look forward to seeing you soon. I am in Tennesse right now and will return May 7. Take Care, much love, Cynthia