While we were in the mountainous region above Banning, which I spoke of in my last post, we came upon what remained after a recent wildfire. From a distance, the area looked, charred, desolate, devoid of anything good or life sustaining.
As we approached, I meditated on how life’s trials can leave us charred, alone, wasting away for want of that certain something that will renew our souls.
Then I walked among the burned relics, the charred bushes, the melted debris left behind earlier by litterbugs.
And this is what I found, life striving to survive despite all odds. The char was falling away to reveal glowing, vibrant branches beneath.
I was awestruck, speechless. The beauty I found in the midst of this destruction astounded and refreshed my soul.
Thank You, Lord, for all Your lessons and Your grace. Amen.
Jenni and Ken