Lesson From An Indiana Farm Pond

August 9th, 2010


Near the house on the southern Indiana farm where Scott grew up is a small pond. In the winter when it froze over, it was his playground. In the fall as temperatures began to dip below freezing, he could hardly stay away from that pond. It wasn’t unusual for him to break through the thin ice at the shallow end of the pond at least once each year. After all, part of the fun was testing the ice!

In Psalm 37, David says he’s found that kind of “load-bearing” relationship with the Lord. Others, he says, put their trust in the wrong things. Before long, the ice breaks and everything is lost. He’s found that he can roll the full weight of his life over onto the Lord and that the result is all good: a life flavored with shining righteousness. Today and every day, we can place our full weight on the Lord. Really, that’s the only secure place there is.

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2 Responses to “Lesson From An Indiana Farm Pond”

  1. pam Says:

    August 9th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Amen who better to trust with our Lives than God; there is no better. I myself have learned that many times over.

  2. Trusting in the Lord in all Things « We Are Being Renewed Day by Day Says:

    October 11th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    […] pastor once wrote a devotional about the pond near his house and how he would test the ice every winter to see if it was solid […]

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