(An exerpt from Tales from Heritage Farm.)
We all have scratchy places in life similar to the berry patch. These places seem to reach out to grab us or trip us up. They may be as simple as berry bushes or maybe a “scratchy job” or ” snag in an uncomfortable relationship.”
Whatever it may be, why not try using Judy’s raspberry tactics?
My mom-in-law, my friend, my sister-in-the-Lord, Judy recommends, “Don’t just stand and look down at the patch (or situation), but rather get down on your knees and look up.” Look up to the Lord Jesus; call out to Him in prayer.
In Jeremiah 33:3, God invites each of us, “Call unto me, and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things you have not known.” In any situation, whatever it may be, He will answer and show us many things that we do not realize are just beyond our sight. Just as in the raspberry patch, we can see beneath the surface and behold the treasures He has placed there for us. But we must call to Him.
Right there in your scratchy spot, take Judy’s great advice: “Get down on your knees and look up.”
(For a reminder of making that important call, see the card, Party Line.)