Runaway Ponies

Pretty sure everyone has had days where your plans just don’t turn out like you pictured them. And so was my day yesterday. Plans to visit an old friend with a couple of early stops along the way. But my truck decided it had another plan that it wanted to put into the scheme of things. Driving along as normal, no worries, I approached a slow moving car and kicked it into passing and went around. After merging back into my lane I quickly noticed that I was getting faster. I don’t have cruise control so that wasn’t an issue but it is new enough that it has computer control in several areas. I quickly tried slowing down with the brakes only to have it zoom away again and now was nearing 80! I put it into neutral, with the engine reving wildly, found a wide spot on the shoulder and safely came to a stop. Called my son-in-law who came and helped with figuring out the issue. The computer wisdom, using the throttle position sensor, had decided that it needed more air and fuel so off it ran while I sat back trying to reign in the few ponies under the hood and not take out other random drivers in their wake. 

Sometimes, we have to adjust to the out-of-the-routine things that happen, trying to stay calm and manage the situation. God gives wisdom, calm and direction through all those moments. We have to listen, respond and learn. Life can be tragic, it can be exciting, and it can be peaceful. Always an adventure with the Lord leading the herd.

Fresh Eyes

Paul writing to Philemon said this:

4 I thank my God, always making mention of you in my prayers, 5 because I hear about your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints. 6 I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective in the knowledge of every good thing that is in us for Christ. 7 For I have great joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother. ” (The Bible, Lexham version)

Just like the Earth with its seasons, we have times of drought, floods, things that shake us to our core. But hope of new life and beauty lays beneath the surface of those harsh and troubled days. As new life was born out of a tomb meant for death and sorrow, that life is greater than what we face. That life will always be greater. May we lift up those who face trouble, sadness, doubt, loss and emptiness. May our love refresh the saints, repair the broken hearted and bring joy to their souls. We are His light and love, shining upon a world which tries to solve its own problems. May we light the path always leading to His hope and truth. Have a great day powered by the life of Christ, the hope of glory.

Springtime

I love this time of year when everything begins to bloom. All of the beautiful mini and micro flowers. The apple and pear blossoms and the beautiful dogwood decorate our yard and surrounding woods. New life begins again showing God’s promises.

“Oh Your grace, so free, watches over me. You have made me new, now life begins with You!!” 

His life can begin again in you no matter the season you have passed through or are in right now. He is a restorer of the broken and weary. No hurt is too deep that He cannot heal. He will breathe new life in you, just have faith and believe. He is there for you! ❤️

Apple Blossom
See the butterfly?