Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kaleidoscopic

Finding the Extraordinary God in our Ordinary Lives
Recently I felt like a kaleidoscope. Like someone rolled the tumbler and all the pieces I thought fit together so nicely spun wildly out of control. Bits and pieces spinning around inside me, making me feel as fractured as those individual pieces look. What I forgot, until my friend handed me her special kaleidoscope to see, is the beauty made by those bits of color.

Seeing that beauty made me wonder how it could be that pretty in such a spinning, jumbled, fractured place. It was a graphic reminder that God can make beauty emerge from the broken places in our lives. If we just let Him spin the tumbler.
'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the Lord, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the Lord, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.' ~Jeremiah 29:11-14 NAS
When God twirls the kaleidoscope of our lives, let's not just close our eyes and wail. Let's pour our heart out to Him and watch closely as He works, and there will beauty in the spinning, fractured colors.

My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. ~Psalm 62:5-8 NAS

Is your life like a kaleidoscope? Look for the beauty God is creating with all those colorful bits and pieces of your life. It's there.

4 comments:

  1. What an awesome visual! You inspire me!! Hugs, Rita

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  2. Loved the analogy! This was my first visit... Look forward to joining you on your blogging journey!


    {{{{{ HUGS }}}}}

    Holly

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  3. Some of my favorite verses, and now I have a visual to go with them. As always, thanks Patty:)

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  4. Anonymous2:01 PM

    I just signed up to your blogs rss feed. Will you post more on this subject?

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