Nature, Faith and Life


From time to time I come across an image or a scene of nature and it automatically can be associated to life…not sure why this happens or how my train of thought gets there sometimes but wanted to share a recent one.

In the picture above, that is a picnic table under several feet of snow on a deck.  This amount of snow can come over many days from several different storms or as it has happened this winter it can fall all in one or two consecutive days!  It will be several weeks or a few months before this table will once again be free of piles of snow.  With the gradual warming in temperature (we hope) and the longer days of spring not far off it will eventually melt away…if we go out and give a hand it will happen much faster.  Either way the snow will be gone at some point and we will be able to sit out at that table in our swimsuits eating ice cream in the warm afternoon air…hard to imagine looking at the picture but nonetheless true.

In our lives we can get buried under problems, worries and fears.  They can come down on us over many days or very quickly.  Depending on our attitude, these problems, worries and fears can take several weeks or months or even years to melt away…if we chose to be bitter and angry and “cold-hearted” that definitely will make the melting take longer.  If we try to be positive and we are willing to accept help from those qualified to help us in our lives the problems will melt away sooner and we will once again be able to enjoy the blessings in life.

No matter how you look at them both situations need a center piece…

One needs the sun and the other needs The Son!

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”

                                                                                                                Colossians 3:15

Peace to you.

About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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