05 June 2013
Things we can not control
The only way to redeem the field for planting is to burn away all that remains. The farmer began the burning late yesterday afternoon, stopping before dark only to begin again today.
I watched the flames. I watched the swirling smoke, all at once both awed and frightened.
The farmer checks the wind speed and direction, seeking the safest conditions. Still...
Wind has power. Wind has strength. Wind has force we can not control.
Yet perhaps my post title things we can not control is misleading. For us mere mortals, control is an illusion. Only illusion.
Not only can we not control the elements, we can not even control our desire to control.
My hands are empty, palms upturned, all that I am, and all I can do, is in Him.
I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. John 15:5 The Message
walking with Emily and the broken redeemed