A new week thoughts to ponder.
This weekend the nations of the world stop to remember the fallen soldiers in many past and present conflicts. We marvel at the stories of courage and often too, learn of incredible courage. We have remembered here with gratitude.
This spring in Australia has been particularly harsh – extreme heat , blazing sunshine then in quick change of mood, storms and downpours of torrential rain. Many places have had bushfires and floods almost one behind the other. Summer does not officially start until December but today is again quite chilly.
The flowering of the golden wattle in some isolated patches of our land and even in some surprising places along some roads has made me gasp. This golden native wattle only thrives in and after adversity. It propagates best after bushfire. But this year the extreme heat, sudden cold and then lots and lots of rain and now……..See the Glory. On our property the wattle has appeared sharing the harshest of ground and surrounded by large trees which drain water supply. I remember some bushes in past years but this year patches have appeared unexpectedly in several places and are thriving.
This makes me strongly mindful of the truth of passionate Christian experiences…………Sometimes through the fires of personal adversity comes the most beautiful birth of what before was just a glimmer of the Glory of God in a believers life.
May you all find this week ahead moments to take your breath away…..and a thought to think as you go……… A yellow wattle is a beautiful thing but the golden wattle is a treasured blessing when the surroundings are harsh. May the LIGHT you shine in the world be more than just a little light of love but a blazing LIGHT of HOPE in a world that needs to see a better future.
Blessings and Grace!