Leaning Into the Sun

My dear friend Liz gave me an aluminum plant for my birthday this year. I put it in our prayer room and set it on the window seat ledge. I have never ever seen a plant react toward the sun like this tiny plant does. Within an hour all the leaves were leaning toward the sun streaming in through our window. I tried turning it completely around a few times and within a few minutes the leaves leaned toward the sun again.
As I was praying this morning I looked at this plant and thought how it always cooperates with the way it was created. As I was reading the Bible, Matthew 14 I read the story about when the apostles were caught in a heavy storm on the lake and they suddenly saw Jesus walking to them on the waves. They were terrified thinking they had seen a ghost and Peter called out to Jesus, asking if it was indeed Him. If it is you,” Peter said, “have me come to you.” Jesus said come and Peter hopped right out of the boat and began to walk on the waves towards Jesus…suddenly he grew afraid, he started to sink and he called out to Jesus to help him. Jesus reached out His hand and caught him, saying: “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could trust our Savior, Jesus Christ, like that plants trusts the sun to nourish it? We have the best “Son.” My sis and pal, Anne, has been a great example to me this summer. She is a twice widow and she came over recently and told us that she was going to buy herself a 4-man tent and travel around the country by herself, stopping to sleep at campgrounds and national parks.” She is on her way to Cleveland , where she is an Arizona sub-delegate for the Republican convention. “ There are so many places I would love to see and even if I don’t have a lot of money, I am going for it,” she said. Jesus will be with me all the way.”
And He has been..she has been to national parks in the US and Canada…she went to the Calgary, Canada world-famous rodeo..she has driven alongside buffaloes , had dinner with the elders in the Black Foot Indian tribe in Canada, met and visited with a huge mix of folks, attended a church where there were people from countries from all over the world, singing and praising our Savior. She never worries, sleet or shine, bears or crowds..because she says, “Jesus has my back.” And she is smart too..with a four-man tent it looks like she has people with her and she always camps near other folks.
And He does and she is having a fantastic time…Anne is totally trusting her Son of God as the aluminum plant is trusting our sun outside….I need to lean in a little closer…God bless you and have a great summer, kathy

Kathy Thomas is the host of Woman to Woman heard every Saturday from 1-2pm on AM 940 KGMS and 1470 AM KNXN.

Kathy Thomas is the host of Woman to Woman heard every Saturday from 1-2pm on AM 940 KGMS and 1470 AM KNXN.

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    author icon by April Cox

    Love this story Kathy. Sounds like my momma. This is a reminder to live life to the fullist,without fear.

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