Friday, February 13, 2009

Removing the Broken Things

This past Monday I cut down a cedar tree that was standing directly in front of our home – because most of its branches had been broken off due to the heavy snow we’ve had in Port Alberni this winter. It’s amazing how removing the tree has not only opened up our front yard, but also how it now allows us to see quite a bit more of the mountains and landscape from our front window in the living room.

It made me think of how often so many broken things in our lives become barriers that keep us from truly seeing the beauty and fullness of God. There are times we just need to take time and “chop” down those things that stand in the way, so we might finally know the beauty and fullness of who God is - and the possibilities of who we could be in Him through Jesus Christ.

. . . having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might . . . (Ephesians 1:18-19)

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