What’s wrong with this picture? Ummm. I forgot to take off my lens cap, so you can’t see a thing but just plain black! Want to guess what I’m actually seeing?It might be a three-headed cobra. Maybe I’m on a plane flying over New York City. Maybe I’m on a grand adventure to Columbia’s Penon de Guatpae…or flying over Argentina, marveling at a guitar made from 7,000 trees. Or, I might be home in America enjoying all the rooms with window-washer views at this Children’s Hospital…or feeling in awe of an approaching storm. The truth is, I’m not even at home on the lake, watching the wood ducks bringing up babies down by our dock. This is what’s really behind my camera lens! I’m in South Korea, enjoying Michael’s family and helping take care of their newest addition: Paladin Wake.But, the really striking thing to me is that no matter where we are, what really makes or breaks us isn’t the challenge in front of us, but the roots below us. If we’re really rooted and grounded in God’s love, then challenges will just make us grow stronger and deeper. Amen?
“So I ask you not to lose heart…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:13-19, ESV)
(All the phenomenal pictures from around the world were passed along to me via an internet forward.)