Finding our purpose...
"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
~ Psalm 90:12
I'm always amazed how nature seems to find balance in this world. If there is something we can all learn from nature, it would be to be more aware of our purpose and how God's presence effects that purpose.
In the spring as trees begin to awaken from winter, leaves begin to burst forth. They soon become a canopy, offering shade, as well as, provide oxygen. They weather storms, and rustle in the wind until fall colors appear, and they swirl to the forest floor. Or, as in the case of this leaf, adrift upon the water and fully relying on the current to take it to the shore.
Our reliance on God provides us with not just a purpose, but helps us in all stages of our life.
Life and death are connected by vulnerability. It is in that space, or the seasons of our life, that we discover our purpose.
Even the leaf washed up on the shore has completed a journey. Each day we live allows for our purpose in life to be known.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.