Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fall Down. Get Back Up.

"A Christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over again after each stumble - because the Christ-life is inside him, repairing him all the time enabling him to repeat (in some degree) the kind of voluntary death which Christ Himself carried out." - C.S. Lewis

Yes, when we fall down it can look awkward. Sometimes when left bare in that moment of vulnerability, it can even seem gloomy and depressing. However, we were not meant to crawl but stand upright and bask in His light for many to be awed by the splendor and beauty of perfect draw all to Him.

Even the leaves of majestic oaks and maples fall to the ground, yet return during a period of growth. Then as God again cools the earth to bring restful sleep, He paints those same mighty trees with colors unmatched on any painter's pallet...reminding us that beauty can be fleeting but He is always ready to restore.

And to think He loves me more than those mighty oaks. Here's to getting up and being restored!

Fall Maple Tree photo by Lisa Arnold


  1. You painted a perfect picture of His perfect grace. I can't wait to read more!!! Loved it!!! :)


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