God has given us a gentle rain to soothe our sinuses this morning. I was walking my dogs yesterday, and the wind began to blow; and right before my eyes, I saw a massive puff of pollen cloud-up the area. I had never seen anything like that before and was stunned! I must have gotten caught in some of it because by the evening, my eyes became swollen, and my nose began dripping. One of my dogs was itching too! I’m not sure, but it’s probably going to be an acorny year! That’s good news for the squirrels! You see, God gives blessings, but your blessing might look like a curse to others. God blessed the squirrels, who will then plant the oak trees for the next generation, and they will get fat while doing it. All of which came from that big puff of pollen. In the wake of the pollen are me and my dog, itching, and sneezing. I can tolerate it for the time while God is continuing his beautiful creation. The message is this: while you may be going through a rough time right now, know that God’s plan is more significant than what you see. He plans for the future, so we must be patient and wait. Few will notice, but make sure you thank him when you see how his plan unfolds.
Who knew that when Paul got shipwrecked that he would be able to attribute it to God for saving them? Who knew that when Paul got bit by the snake that he would be able to witness to and heal the natives of the land? Who knew that when I got caught up in the pollen that I would use it to explain how God works? Only God!
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god. Acts 28:6