This week’s Photo Challenge is to focus on an object or scene that demonstrates the meaning of “weathered”. When I thought about the topic the words old and sturdy came to mind. I immediately went back to my senior trip to Europe in the summer of 2010. Over the two-week stay there we visited Switzerland, Paris, France, and England. I can remember visiting Stonehenge and being so amazed that something as old as 4,000-5,000 years still stands. It is incredible that something so ancient- created before the invention of modern tools and equipment- is still as sturdy and fascinating after so many years. However, when I first arrived I thought, “This is it?!” Upon walking in and hearing the history of the monument while standing awestruck in its shadow I was reprimanded of my former dissatisfaction.
Sometimes we do this with God. I have caught myself asking Him “This is it?” when I pray and seek Him for what I need or desire in my life and He moves in a way that isn’t as spectacular as I anticipated. When we do this we miss out on the significance of His plan for our situations and our lives. Our way is not always the best way, but God’s plan and His timing is perfect. I am reminded of Proverbs 3:5-6:
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding;
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
Like old Stonehenge He can keep us, not just standing, but sturdy. With God we can weather any storm in life.