The best four minutes of your day.
I’m not embedding this video
, because you should click on this link
so you can go watch it in full screen.
To stay emotionally alive, I need some time every day to be quiet and absorb the beauty that is around me. Often, it’s right there, but without stillness and quietness, I’ll never see it or feel it.
I was thinking today about the parable of the sower (Luke 8), and how one set of seeds planted by the sower were choked out by the thorns – “life’s worries, riches and pleasures”. I’m thinking that this often includes the long list of “good” things to do that I can so easily fill my day with.
In Luke 12, Jesus says that when he returns, he wants us to be able to “immediately open the door” for him. There are many times in my life when I would have said, “hold on Jesus, I’ll answer the door for you as soon as I do these 5 things that I need to get done.”
Watching a video like the one I linked to above slows me down, opens my heart to be ready to love Jesus… right now.