Several years ago, a meandering trip through the back roads of northern Michigan revealed a seemingly never ending expanse of sunflowers, stretching as far as the eye could see. I was mesmerized; for up to that time, my sightings of sunflowers had been limited to garden flowerbeds in the city where these majestic plants seemed overgrown and gangly spindles towering over the smaller plants.
But here in this field, unadorned by artificial constraints, they were in their element. Unfettered and free to be, their beauty was resplendent against the horizon. It made me wonder about the limitations we place on others and ourselves because we are not operating in our natural element.
Today, it's Saturday morning, on a rainy day in Michigan. It's September 11,2010...the nine year anniversary of a day Americans will never forget. The news media is filled with stories about fear, anger and mistrust as Americans still struggle to come to terms with the changes in our world and the feeling that all is not right in our nation.
Yet, I am reminded that 'This is my Father's World' as I listen to a beautiful arrangement by Fernando Ortego; a modern rendering of an ancient hymn. Click on the picture to listen. It's a reminder to me that although so much seems wrong in our world today, God is still creating times and seasons and working through the lives of human beings. Here's to hoping you have a good weekend.
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