Today on my walk I picked up a tiny acorn. There was an army of them strewn across the street, scattered wide from wild wind. Have you ever thought about the acorn’s path as it grows deeply in the ground? It takes awhile to get anywhere as many of the good things do– a long 8 months for it to shake the dirt and emerge from earth a tiny branch. Imagine then, how it must persevere to become a tree!
And so here am I tonight, praying to God to be a little more like the acorn– deeply settled in His love. Because to know His love alone– not perfectionism, prosperity, position or possessions– is life abundant. To settle deeply into His love is surrender to the best plan: swapping worry for trust and fear for laughter.
Psalm 1: “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”