Friday, 27 February 2015

Lent #6 - Learning from the small things

Our world loves to look up to the famous and beautiful for inspiration. We long to be well known or noticed by those around us. But how many of us look at the small things in our lives for wisdom. Like for example the children in our communities, or the tiny birds or even the humble ant? Solomon had learnt that wisdom doesn't always come from the glamorous and wealthy.

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazy fellow. Learn from their ways and be wise! For though they have no king to make them work, yet they labour hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you—all you do is sleep. When will you wake up? - Proverbs 6:6-9 (Living Bible)

Here is another verse to reflect on and to offer as a prayer:
"For he does wonderful miracles, marvels without number. He sends the rain upon the earth to water the fields, and gives prosperity to the poor and humble, and takes sufferers to safety." - Job 5:9-10

Socrates once said, "Wisdom begins in wonder." As you look around you today, may you be in AWE of all things, big and small.

Living in Grace

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