I woke up at 6:30 AM Monday morning, even though work was canceled, and looked out my kitchen window to make sure all was well in the back yard. Nothing looked unusual. Now I admit at this time of morning I am only awake enough to be able to pour a bowl of cereal, add some milk, and find a spoon. I ate my breakfast as I watched the morning news. Storm news, rinse, and repeat. Upon finishing my bowl of cereal, I returned to the kitchen to rinse my dishes and place them in the sink. What is this, pecan leaves and branches where there were not any the day before? Oh my, when did that happen?
Well, it turns out the healthy-appearing limb fell about three or four in the morning. Of course, that is the “M-O” of pecan trees drop when they feel like, not when they are dead.
So what does this have to do with our Christian walk? Not a single thing. Except it reminds me how many times we are looking right at something and cannot see it. Such as a person looking straight at grace and redemption and not knowing it. How can we remedy this? Well, we show the lost the things they are missing that are right there for the receiving. We invite, and we encourage. We invest, and we nurture. We never give up! One day that person will arrive at church and suddenly have that "What is this? Grace and redemption that have been there all along? Yes, please!"
You know what to do. Meet and greet someone this week as we all pitch in to clean up after the mess
Irma left behind.