Under the rock but not crushed!

I just returned from a road trip to Valparai and then to Munnar, the two most beautiful mountains. During this season because of heavy rains, the mountain looked amazingly beautiful. We did come across some landslides , but the road was restored and walls were built out of rocks that was unearthed from the landslide.

As we climbed the mountain, every so often , my eyes caught the lovely plants, or some wild flowers peeking out from under the big rocks. It is as if the plant is shouting, ‘big rock, you cannot weight me down, you cannot destroy me.

The effect of burdens in our lives is like the weight caused by heavy rocks on plants.

But as I witnessed that from under the heavy burden, new life sprang up and blossomed, I looked back at my own life and realized that the life’s burdens brought about over the years, by strong rocks of embarrassment, unworthiness, and disgrace have neither crushed me down nor destroyed because the Lord who promised me the following has truly dealt wondrously with me! Hallelujah!

And I will restore for you the years that the locust has eaten … and you shall be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. ( Joel 2:25)

Prema Sunder Raj

 

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