Monday, 3 July 2017

Horizons


From my bed I can look out the window and see out across the hills from the house. I like watching the sun rise while snuggling in my warm bed. One morning as I was looking out at the horizon I noticed that the trees I always look at were actually planted there. Some one had planted them on my horizon.

I thought of the planter out there doing an amazing work planting the horizon. But think of it from his perspective: he is just planting some trees in his paddock. As he was there hard at work maybe he stretched his tired back and looked out at the horizon pondering the future. I doubt he realized that he was planting my horizon.

The point is this: one person's action years ago now makes my horizon. The action was small and seemingly insignificant. No one would have rushed up and thanked the tired worker at the end of the day. There would have been no recognition. So when your actions don't seem to be doing any good remember YOU could be planting someone else's horizon. They may not even be able to see it now but it will make a difference.

...A time to plant... Ecclesiastes 3:2