Flattened or Fluffy

It’s fall. What a wonderful time of the year. All the trees are turning those beautiful hues of reds, oranges and yellows getting ready to drop all their leaves and prepare for winter. All the little animals are busy scurrying about gathering and storing their provisions for winter. I have noticed all over the roads this time of year little black and brown caterpillars, woolly bears is what we called them as children. I wonder where are they going and why is it so important to them to get to the other side of the road?

I watch the road carefully for them as I drive trying to avoid flattening them with my tires. I even got Tim on our latest trip to the mountains this weekend to watch for them as well. We even helped a few cross the road when we stopped to take pictures of the Griffis Scupture Park. Maybe we looked silly picking up woolly bears and releasing them on the other side of the road but I’m sure they appreciated it. I have to admit that some days I feel like those caterpillars and I wonder am I the only one? Do lives circumstances flatten you sometimes?

As the circumstances of life whiz by you like the cars by the caterpillars are you concerned that you could be laid out flat by one of them? Is the idea of life just to try to make it to the other side without being flattened or is there more to life than that? Some days I feel that’s all the objective I have but then when I spend time with God and His word I know that there is so much more to life than that. God wants us to enjoy our lives and He tells us so in John 10:10b I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. That word abundantly, perissos in the Greek means superabundance (in quantity) or superior (in quality), excessive, exceedingly abundantly above, more abundantly, beyond measure. It sounds like a whole lot more than just trying to get to the other side unflattened. lol Even if circumstances do threaten to flatten us I pray Father you will help us to do our best to stay fluffy.

Thank you Father for teaching us to enjoy each and every day for each one is a gift from you. This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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  1. Lisa Reule says:

    Beth, These were my favorite critters as a kid. Thank you for allowing to Lord to speak through you. Showing beauty and purpose in the most common! Lord thank you for the gift of Beth and for the joy I recieve in watching you grow her understanding of you. You have made her a women who really makes a difference in the lives of others. Continue to bless her and her family! Beth I love you!

    October 10th, 2011
  2. Beth says:

    Lisa, Thank you so much for such kind words and prayers. You know I love you. God was so kind to us to give us to each other as friends more than 20 years ago. You have always been a blessing in my life. Love you girl.

    October 10th, 2011
  3. Sherrie says:

    Was just on a bike ride yesterday and working hard to avoid running over these little ones too. Thanks for the lesson!

    October 11th, 2011
  4. Beth says:

    Thanks Sherrie. I am going to have to do some research to find out why they insist on crossing the road. lol I’ll let you know what I find out. Take care sister and so looking forward to Ladies Night Out. My daughter and I both have are tickets and are excited to worship and learn with you. ;)

    October 11th, 2011

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