The wind and rain was lashing down all today. It seems that at this time of year, everything is against us.
Then I stopped and looked at these marigolds, my phone tells me they are “John Henry” marigolds – how technology is excellent sometimes. John Henry was a great man of strength who told of in tales of working against a machine drill in a contest. Even though he won, it is said he over did it, got ill and died. How sad is this tale? Imagine if I tried to prove I was better than a computer and in the process over did it and died, what a waste.
When we get up in the morning, do we see a huge mountain of work and despair?
These flower were being battered with winds but still they gave their colour. They are annuals so they will live for a year and then die. Their seed is their legacy. So when we get up and we see a huge mountain of work, just pray, be joyful that we have work and then do what we can, for we are here on this planet for a brief spell and then we are gone.
What legacy will we leave?
He was in the beginning with God.
Then I was constantly at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
This person was in the beginning of time, and He goes out of His way, even by having himself tortured for us so that we can be made into children of God, through Him. Knowing this there is nothing so big, nothing so daunting, nothing so scary that I would abandon my hope that He is here for us and we have only to reach out with our heart and he will steady us.
Our children and our relationships will be our legacy.
I pray tonight for our children, the children of God. I pray that we can hand the torch on after we have done the work set down by God, and when we hand the torch on we can joyfully move on to the next great adventure.