In Others’ Words: The Hidden Music in Obstacles
My friend Dee said this is one of her favorite quotes — and that I was the one who shared it with her. I’ll take her word for it. The truth is, I’ll take Dee’s word on a lot of things. And whether I came across the quote first, or whether she did … I like it.
One of my favorite sights — and sounds — in nature is a mountain brook. When we’re driving through the mountains here in Colorado, I’ll insist my husband pull over so that we can get photos of the water on the rocks — even if we’ve been by the same stretch of water dozens of times before. It’s restful … and invigorating at the same time. And yes, it wouldn’t be the same kind of beautiful without the rocks. The rocks create the music of the brook.
What about me? What do I do with the “rocks” in my life? During the challenges, the disappointments, the seasons where I want to ask God, “Can’t we just fast forward through this?” — do I ever listen for the music hidden in the circumstances? Or do I focus soley on the strident notes … the discords … and doubt that God is making everything beautiful in its time?
In Your Words: When have you been able to look back and thank God for the “rocks” in your life? When has God brought good out of something that, at first, was nothing more than an obstacle you wanted moved out of your way?
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