There’s a saying we have in Florida to the effect of “If you don’t like the weather, give it half an hour.” That being said, with Easter around the corner we’re still in the season of the Snowbirds. (Snowbirds = retirees that migrate south for the winter and leave when the plumbagos start to bloom.)
It rained yesterday, then it didn’t, then it did again. Snowbirds make driving during ANY kind of weather more “interesting” but when it rains, grab your popcorn buckets folks. You’ll be there for a while. You also have to make sure you’re more in tune with your surroundings while driving in those conditions. They’re intense!
The two littlest Littles and I were out and about in it running a few errands. Not exactly my idea of a good time. The Smash was a fussbucket and G was antagonizing him. Praise the Lord for squeezy applesauces!!! Ahhh, silence. I admit, moments like this I have to reallllllly focus if I want to hear His whisper. But He is always there to talk.
As I rolled up to a stopped intersection I saw a crusty old bumper sticker on the station wagon in front of me. It read “I’m so gay I can’t even drive straight.” Ok, so I may have chuckled out loud, just a little. The sedan next to it had one of those ‘Baby on Board’ signs. The gas guzzler beside me had a stick family of a dad, mom, three girls, four dogs, two cats, and a goldfish. No, I am NOT making this up. Three very different decals. Three very different messages. All human. As I sat there waiting for the light to turn green, I tried to relate to all three of those individuals. We are all uniquely and beautifully made, we all have things in life that we choose as symbols/labels that we identify with.
It got me thinking… If my HEART had a witty one-line sticker slapped on it for the world to see, to identify with, what would it say? What would YOURS say?
“Jesus loves the little children… ALL the children of the world… Red and yellow… Black and white… They are PRECIOUS in His sight… Jesus loves the little children of the world.”
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.”
Bloom where you are planted.