I know some of you are probably wondering what this picture is all about. It is rather unusual, isn't it? Well, that is the new view from my front porch. One evening as I was relaxing and rocking in my new rocking chair,
I thought to myself, "Hmmm, that's never happened before in this spot. Something is different!" After a few minutes of exploration in the wooded area directly in front of the porch, I discovered that an old tree had blown down, which knocked over another smaller tree, causing its leafy abundance to be pinned to the ground and creating an empty spot in the foliage where it once stood. Even though we removed the dead tree from the top of the young tree, it was too late to save it.
"I don't want you to get too comfortable or shut away from the rest of the world entirely. I still have work for you to do. There are people who need the light that you possess."
II Corinthians 4:6-7 says,
"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."
See, I've been wanting more and more to get ready to "retire" and to sit back and enjoy life for awhile. There is nothing wrong with that...I've certainly earned it. (even if there is no money to back it up). But I think what I am hearing is that my so-called retirement, when it ever comes, will not be one of just fun and games and doing what I want to do. I'm not supposed to get too comfortable in my rocking chair on the front porch and watch the world go by. God has opened a new window of light to get my focused attention on Him and His plan. I don't know exactly what that plan is today, but I have a feeling that it will be revealed in due time. Meanwhile, I'll just get some sunglasses to wear while I rock on the porch and follow the rest of the "Porch Rules"...