All Your Creatures

I took my oldest granddaughter on a short road trip to a butterfly habitat. We marveled at the colors, the shapes, the variety and how each one was unique. As we walked under the trees, watched the various insects dart and float among the foliage we became aware of how beautiful and fragile this life is that God has given to us.

Many of my Blog readers have experienced a really tough summer. There have been visits to doctors, hospitals and emergency rooms. There have been funerals, loss and great joy throughout these last few months. All of which has driven the church family and individuals to respect the moments we have with each other.

Charles de Foucald prayed this prayer, “Father, I abandon myself into your hands. Do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I will thank you. I am ready for all; I accept all. Let only your will be done in me, as in all your creatures. And I’ll ask nothing else, my Lord.”

Point? God has a plan, he is in control and you best be serving, growing and sharing. Why? because dear friends life is brief and in a moment gone. Bring a word of hope, share resources, lift another today. “Let only your will be done in me.”

Dear God, I thank you for the wonder of this world. Grant me the faith of a child, even in the face of trials, pain and loss, to believe you are in the process.  To take a moment and marvel at what we have been given. Amen.

See you on the path……