There something about Saturday mornings that makes me inclined to take a longer walk. To really marvel at the beauty of God’s creation. A few blocks away from my home is a pond. No matter how many times I have passed it before, the enchantment of the glistening waters and budding flowers draw my attention. At times I am tempted to garner a seat at the side of the road and just stay and think awhile. Instead, I choose the more reasonable option and stand along the bridge gazing out the waters while hearing the gentle whispers within speak to me. For several Saturdays now, the ripples of the flopping fish have beckoned unto me.
The crashing sound of some has me convinced there is something more than fish there. Other’s don’t display such dramatic dissonance as they exit and re-enter the water but even still the lake takes notice. Oh yes rather big or small, the lake echoes their presence with the rippling of the waters. While those with the bigger splash have greater span, even the small one moves out from the original position in which the fish or other creature re-entered the water.
As I stood captivated at a seemingly insignificant event that occurs probably millions of times all across lakes, ponds, and oceans in the world, I understand the significance of you and me. The world is expansive and it’s so easy to feel that we do doesn’t really matter. Besides, we all know there are others making greater and more resounding splashes in the earth than us. Therefore, we often refuse to cast our thoughts, gifts, insights, pearls of wisdom into the big lake. But whatever you throw out into the waters of this world always makes ripples beyond where you are.
And because you are where you are, you will not always be privy to seeing where the ripple goes. But trust me others feel the ripple from the words you speak, gifts you share, stories you craft, or the treasures you make.
Are you withholding your gifts because you feel that you don’t matter?
Or are you bolding launching forth trusting that you were created for such a time as this? I remember in the book Courage by Debbie Ford, she states it is not our job to judge the significance of what we’ve been called to do. We need only be obedient.
We are not called to just sit on the edges of life watching others make waves. Rather each of us has been ushered into life to make a splash of our own—no matter small or big. So as I close, I compel myself to jump in!
Linking up with Sandra for Still Saturday