It is still dark and I’m driving west. The dark thunderclouds before me are intimidating and I contemplate my future with trepidation, but then I notice something in my rearview mirror. There is a dividing line in the sky behind me just hovering over the mountaintops. A warm orange color is slowly spreading it’s way across the sky as dawn overtakes the darkness of night. Gradually the thunderclouds in my future lose some of their angry look and I relax knowing that the storm is manageable.
As dawn slowly lightens the sky I am amused to realize that many things in my life are like that. How often have I panicked and allowed fear to swallow me as I look ahead at the things that I can’t control. But when I pause to look at the way that God has provided for me in the past, remember the promises that He has already given me for the future, and look at the future through the rose colored glasses of God’s dawning light, then I can relax knowing that with God all things are possible.
The holidays are nearing and with them the incredible desire to have a cookie day. =) We saw some snow this week as if to confirm that winter is upon us and the baking season can officially begin. I like to bake during the winter. The heat from the stove helps to heat the house and I can pretend that I’m helping to conserve energy by accomplishing two things at once. Baking means that I’m in the kitchen more frequently which hopefully will also translate to more and better meals. I’ve noticed an increase in appetite in my boys lately that has me nibbling my nails in trepidation. I’ve heard all the stories about how teenage boys eat and I know that is coming up fast. The fear of the unknown nibbles the cookie of my time as I wonder, “will I be spending all day in the kitchen just trying to satisfy their appetite?” =) Ha! Ha! I just had to phrase it like that . . =) . . a bit lame I know. I’ll work on it. =)
Anyway, as the season speeds ever nearer I pray that I will be able to take the time to reconnect with my kids and my Saviour, . . . maybe even while we make cookies.=) I want to be able to enjoy the whole cookie of life, and outside of a fulfilling relationship with my Jesus I’m afraid that all I will get will be the crumbs.
Pray with me?