Over “There” is Only an Allusion

Bee and Vern looked through the slits in the porch, staring at the still sound waters that surrounds Wrightsville Beach. If I could read their thoughts, I believe they would be asking me to take them over there where they could play in the waters and dig in the sand. Over there would surely make them happy.

How often do we believe that if we could be “there”, or when we get “there” we would be happy? But what we don’t realize is that “there” is only an allusion.

If you study the words of the Bible, you will notice a common theme of the present tense that flows through both the Old and New Testament. Exodus 14:13 states, “Do not be afraid. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.”

And how about Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Matthew 6:34 states, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of it’s own.”

Hebrews 3:13 simply states, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”

All we have is here and now. And only in the present will we discover the gift of joy that our Savior wants us to draw upon.

So just like Bee and Vern, we can all be content in our present condition. And they do seem content as they watch the waters from a distance. For us, no matter where we are, we can find joy, if we can push out the thought of “there” and rejoice in the here.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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