As 2019 comes to a close, I think more of what lies ahead, than what lies behind. Sometimes I look forward with intentionality and purpose. Then there are times when the 1956 tune sung by Doris Day, “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” more fits my mood.
One line in that tune says, “The future’s not ours to see.” As I think about those insightful words, I am more drawn to think of the present. The time in which I live right now.
Today was one of those “in the moment” kind of days. It was dreary, cool, and wet. But in spite of having a sermon to prepare, a wedding to get ready for, administrative stuff to get off my desk, and a whole Bible to read, I took the day off with Armona and Todd and we trudged through the forest at Dolliver Park. You know, one of the good things about going to the forest is the dead tress calling out to you, “push me over.” If you haven’t pushed over a dead tree in your life, your life just isn’t complete. How refreshing to put responsibilities aside and bask in God’s creation—even if I’m pushing part of it over. 😊
So, if you’re making resolutions for 2020, put in a few of those “Que Sera, Que Sera” kind of days. At the end of the year, we will see who pushed over more trees, you or me.
While you’re enjoying your “whatever will be, will be” kind of day, keep an eye out for God. I think He is more visible in your quiet time in the forest than in the busyness of everyday hustle and bustle. How do I know this? From 1st Chronicles 16:33, “Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord!”
Que Sera, Sera…….
Blessing in the New Year!
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.