By: Scott R. Ward« Back to Devotions Page
Life can be complex—mine is especially so, lately. I’ve been traveling here and there, speaking and training and writing and being awarded grants for creating things that are very important—or so I had thought. But what is really important in life? When the invitations cease and the attention fades away what am I left with? I’m left with feelings of unimportance and insignificance, maybe even failure. And I’m feeling that way today…
This morning, as I was driving out to my favorite park for my monthly half day of prayer, where I try to re-focus my life, my phone chimed in with yet another post from GODencounters and this is what I read:
I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.
–William James, at Younger Generation Church
This thought captivated my imagination and saturated my consciousness as I walked into the Japanese garden where I love to meet with my Jesus. I pondered these thoughts and soon I felt my discouragements and doubts began to lift, allowing a peace to subtly descend into my soul. Suddenly, hopeful thoughts began to mingle with the beauty of the park in springtime.