Where Will Our Footprints Lead?
ou've heard and read from many people who are hoping for spring. They express their hope in a seemingly matter-of-fact fashion, never doubting the fact that the evidence of it will be seen.
As I was reading in Psalm 85 today I came across this portion of verse:
We expect seedlings and their little pinwheels of growth
because they came up last year
and the year before that......
We didn't hear them complaining if the weather wasn't perfect,
if there was too much rain, too much snow, too much wind,
Not enough sunshine--
Nor enough warmth--
They did what they were created to do.
They pushed through a sometimes troublesome sod.
And when they peeked out from behind nature's curtain
to make their annual debut
All heaven and earth was applauding
Faithfulness, once again, sprang forth.
You cannot see faith, but you can see the footprints of the faithful. We must leave behind "faithful footprints" for others to follow.
And so we, followers of the one true and living God
Do not possess faith that can be seen,
although evidence of our faith will sometimes
make itself known--
Will our footprints lead others to Christ and His faithfulness?
I wasn't called to be successful.
I was called to be faithful.
Turning another page,
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