October 25, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Have you ever realized how the weather outside seems to determine your appetite for hot cocoa? Seriously, who drinks hot cocoa in the summer? Although come winter time there's no greater beverage. And as someone who really enjoys a cup of hot cocoa, I have recently realized that my appreciation for the drink increases as the temperature outside decreases.

Isn't that the case when it comes to Jesus in our everyday life? When things in life are going smoothly one's desire or appreciation for Him seems to decrease. Yet once life brings you down your need for Him increases. And it's His presence during the low times of life we come to appreciate the most.  

Isn't it strange how a drink we love becomes a drink we forget about depending on the season we are in? Let's make a conscious effort not to treat Jesus the same way.  

Psalms 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
 I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.