Nothing my father and I (the Shepherd) have ever made is ever wasted.
Can the fall of a tree make sound even if no one is around to hear it? Does a rose
still have fragrance even if no one lifts its bud to their nose? Do bears still
catch fish if no one from National Geographic is around to film it?
Outside of our own little world, there are billions of things that go through the
cycle of life. They are beautiful creations that will never be seen or noticed by
the human eye. I think of all the quartz crystals that are in cinder blocks, hidden
forever from our sight. Incredible rock formations or caverns of crystal that will
never be discovered. But God knows they are there. Creations that are not seen with
human eyes but alone delight God, the Creator. No, nothing is wasted. The Father
and our shepherd - creates situations all the time to further the creation of you!
Nothing-no trial or test is ever wasted, but they are useful for our good.
Prayer: Father at times it seems like the troubles in my life are leading
me further away from you and the glorious life you have planned for me. Help me
to see that nothing you make is wasted, whether it is flowers in an untouched field
or a traffic jam in a non-air-conditioned car.