Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Big Picture

We sang the marvelous “Hymn of Promise” on Sunday:

In the bulb there is a flower…
In the cold of winter there’s a spring that waits to be…
There’s a dawn to every darkness…
Something God alone can see.

We just can’t seem to grasp the “big picture.” Our hope and trust wanes. We’re inclined to focus on the hurricanes, and we forget our wonderful times at the beach.

I’m always asking
why? Why this? Why that? Why me?

...when I should be praying
what? What would you have me do? What would you teach me? What’s our next move?

who? Who will I encounter today on your behalf?

You are so extravagant with us. We’re often too uptight to recognize it. I pray that your Holy Spirit will fill my heart with gratitude and inspiration. Enroll me in your “big picture,” and put me to work for your Kingdom.

Photo: rainbow after storm on Maui, Hawaii
Hymn of Promise, UMC Hymnal #707