|Fox River Park|
Okay, I'm sure you're wondering why I have an autumnal picture posted when spring is just around the corner (it is, isn't it?) There is a reason.
Have you ever noticed the depth of organic debris on the forest floor? Nothing is wasted in nature. Everything that falls to the ground is either eaten by something larger (and then left as waste) or simply begins the process of decay. Slowly, everything becomes food for the microbes in the soil; and as they are further broken down, the elements become food for the plants themselves. It's a very efficient system.
God's purpose for our lives makes certain nothing is wasted in us, either. Every opportunity to make a mistake is an opportunity to learn. Every gift that we have is a chance to share who we are. God can use all that we encounter in life as a learning experience, an opportunity for us to grow in spirit, and to grow closer to Him.
|Taken this morning outside my back door|