A squirrel suddenly ran out into the middle of the road and nearly collided with one of my car tires…I was so happy the little fellow made it safely to the other side of the road. I was so relieved I didn't put an end to the life of that “little guy.”
The little squirrel that the Lord created. All things big and small, by His great hands.A living creature. A living and breathing thing. All pathways of life connect to God. Reasons and purposes connect to God. God’s truth does not change form year to year, or decade to decade, or century to century. It does not vary with changing times, or styles. His truth remains constant, at all times. And we live therefore, because of Him. Literally and figuratively, in every sense of the word, we LIVE.
“Christ…is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.” Corinthians 13:3 - We need to understand and recognize that Christ is strong in us…and not weak. His love and unaltered compassion is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of acceptance and patience. And, He is mighty powerful.
The connections to God are continuous. The source of evidence exists surging forward everyday. From the squirrel in the road, to birds flying overhead, to the dog sitting in the truck waiting for its owner to return. To the individuals in church. To our family and friends. To the food we eat. The places we go…so on and so forth. All things belong to God, and all things come from Him. He is our sole provider…our everything for anything.
We live in a world where some individuals tend to value their own insight and their own wisdom above all else. They labor under a misapprehension that “they do it all on their own. ” - Some do not believe it is God’s Sovereign power or loving hands that solely provides necessary ingredients for this recipe called “life.”
We cannot do anything without God. Keeping God out of the equation is akin to “sinking our boat.” We will not and cannot stay afloat without God. I don’t know about anyone else, I want God to be in my boat.
He is the connection to ALL PATHWAYS of Life. Think of that next time you see a squirrel dart out into the road…
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 NKJV
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 NKJV
C D Swanson is a published author and freelance writer that has contributed to many magazines worldwide. In addition to writing she is an expert in the field of geriatrics and is an advocate and voice for this special and beloved population. www.cdswanson.com