Monday, October 25, 2010
Leaves (Unanswered Prayers p.2)
Some unanswered prayers are simply because we live in a world stained by sin - a world God will someday restore and wipe all the tears away.
As I look at the leaves turning color at the end of the fall season, I am struck by our little maple tree’s brilliant leaves. The stem is green, the middle of the leaf is a deep red with black spots and the outside rims are a brilliant orange.
Our lives also reflect God’s handiwork as these leaves. We can see traces of the “green“, young vibrant person, just beginning to live. We see the seasoned deep red with it’s black spots - its battle scars from life. And the outer orange. Brilliantly bright now, but about to turn brown.
Brilliant and at is most beautiful now, in a few weeks, the whole leaf will turn brown and die.
Sometimes we too, feel like we are a dried leaf with not much life left. We are weighted down by unanswered prayers, spiritual, physical or emotional battles. But when we feel like we are not here for a purpose anymore and we are “dried up”, remember, Christ told us that His strength was made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9). We may think we see brown, but others may be seeing God’s beautiful handiwork and brilliant colors. Never give up!
If we let Christ have His work in our lives, the closer we get to the end of the race, the more brilliantly we will display the colors of God..
Posted by curlygirl at 8:56 AM