Thought for the Week 13 September 2020
Spring has definitely sprung here in Timaru.
There are so many little things to love about this time of year – the birdsong – the blossom – the green, green grass – the fresh taste of new life in the air. All of those little things add up to a resplendent whole.
Little things can often end up as more than the sum of their parts.
Sometimes the little things get on top of you, and weigh you down. From a distance, it can seem like this is out of proportion, but when you’re in the midst of it, the heaviness of little things can seem very real.
At other times the little things that you notice: the things of beauty, the things of truth, the things of joy; can lift your spirits in the midst of the most difficult times. And we’ve all been through difficult times this year.
I think that this is one aspect of what Paul was getting at in Philippians 4 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
The small blessings that God places in our paths become a place of peace, an anchor for our hope. So, as we enter this season of newness, I encourage you to notice the small blessings, the little things, and give thanks to the God of peace, who waits for us all.