Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Common Theme

Do you ever have those times when you start to hear the same verse or the same theme talked about over and over during a few days or even weeks? That happens to me often.

Most recently, I heard a speaker who wrote a book on the following verse from Joel, "I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten . . . ." (2:25) I can't say I've ever heard that verse discussed, and I don't recall ever reading or studying it on my own. And yet, within the span of a few days, I heard that verse several times from several different places and couldn't help but notice.

Maybe it's because I'm about to turn 35 and am finding that particular number is hard to say out loud. Maybe deep down I want to be restored to the days of college youth when my family was only 32 miles away and my friends were in the room next door, down the hall, or in an apartment just across the parking lot. Life sure seemed lighter back then.

But I don't want to take this important verse and bend it to fit my desires. Instead, I remain watchful, looking to see what God will restore possibly in or around me.


kasogayle said...

The "theme" thing happens to me alot...I don't think I've ever heard that verse talked about either! Be sure to share what you discover about it!

Krista said...

I have heard this verse in different contexts-- would love to hear what the speaker said. The one that stands out the most is maybe years wasted in a marriage or something like that.
I love how you are so teachable-- looking for God at work in your life.