The other day I fell upon this scripture. I’ve read this verse before but for some reason it has stuck with me all week.
It is from Job 37:5-6:
"God’s voice thunders in marvellous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’”
As I’ve been reflecting on this verse I’ve felt a freedom and grace wash over me, and (perhaps) here’s why.
God says to the snow, "Fall on the earth." That’s it. Just do one thing. Just fall. And then God says to the rain shower, "Be a mighty downpour."
God says, “You’re rain … so rain. You’re snow … so snow”.
God doesn’t tell the snow to thaw and become rain, or the rain to freeze itself into snow. God is essentially saying: Do your thing. Do the thing you love to do, do what I created you to do!
I love the simplicity of it.
I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I’ve twisted myself into knots thinking that I needed to act a certain way, or even try to be someone else. I mean really… are Presbyterian ministers even supposed to know what Manolo Blahnik’s are? (yes, pretty shoes). It’s hard trying to fulfill the endless list of qualities and capabilities that I thought would make me feel loved, appreciated or happy. It’s an exhausting way to live. I know because I’ve done it.
We are being reminded that we are to do what we love, to do what we are created to do, and to it in the way we are created to do it. That is FREEDOM!
The snow is only created to fall. The rain is only created to pour down. And you were only created to be who you are!
So, be you!
And in all you do bring Glory and Honour to God!
This Sunday we welcome Carl Nash as our guest preacher. Carl is the Ministry Director for Youth Unlimited (Toronto Youth for Christ). He is a passionate communicator with a heart to see young lives transformed by the power and love of God.
Join me as we welcome Carl and gather around the table for Communion.
You will not want to miss this Sunday!
Please join us and as always, bring a friend!