A thought and meditating on life’s changes.
Queensland Nuts or Macadamia Nuts are encased in balls of granite-hard shell. They are extremely difficult to open. They are not only tasty but have recognised health benefits.
As a child I loved the nuts and enjoyed hitting them on a rock with a hammer. This worked well unless you missed and they rolled away. Or, if you hit one so hard shell and nuts disintegrated. Then, lots of time would be spent in separating the white nut from the brown slivers of hard shell.
Then into our adult life came ‘Crack-A-Mac’. This was to be THE SOLUTION to all macadamia problems. I stored him proudly in his box knowing if needed ‘He would be there.’
Our macadamia needs have mainly been covered by commercially packaged products .
This week, local availability enabled me to buy a bag of the fresh unshelled product, from a local front of gate, street stall.
I sat down with my Crack-A-Mac, a small plate for shells, and a container for the whole white nuts.
Problem. Although I could still screw the clamp and held tightly to the nut, I simply did not have the strength to keep turning the handle. My right arm was weaker than in previous years and the final turn beyond my ability. It was a shock but a reality check as well. Thank God that David was able to complete and crack enough for our immediate requirements.
Two thoughts came to me as I prayed about this later. ‘Come as a little child.’….even in ordinary life this approach can still have benefits….I can still hit a nut with a hammer.
The spiritual lessons impacted more powerfully. Accept what we cannot ‘change’ in 2020 but passionately ‘change’ what we can. Have Godly Wisdom to know the difference. BUT………..
When we follow the Shepherd and live in His Spirit the Truth of the Word
Paul wrote ‘When I am weak then HE is strong. In our weakness is His Perfect Strength.’
This is the TRUTH to guide us in all spiritual matters, Thank God!
Knowing and accepting the life changes in our natural world is as much an act of surrender as it is in our spiritual life.
SURRENDER spiritually to the ONE ‘Higher’ than we are is vitally important..
‘Come as a little Child into His Presence’. He is Abba Your Father in Heaven.
Listen! Be not anxious! He will be with us until the end of the age.
Enjoy His Presence in THIS DAY. a-men.