My favorite time of day is early evening.
I love it when the sun gets all gooey and melts like hot butter on green grass. I love how it frames every silhouette in the softest rays of golden light. So, when My Honey said we were going fishin', I grabbed the babes and we headed out to a neighbor's pond. It was just wonderful. There's nothing really really special about this ole hole in the ground except for an evening sun that makes everything glow. Mmmm....I wish my better camera wasn't out of commission...but I'm thankful we had a back up.
My favorite thing is not fishing.
Fishing takes a lot of patience. I do consider myself to be a relatively patient person, but for some reason fishing just doesn't keep my interest. My husband, on the other hand, is an AVID fisherman. He's the real deal. He doesn't have to catch a fish to enjoy fishing, he enjoys the experience. For me this is the experience: you hook something slimy and wriggly on a line and then you throw it into the water and sit, and watch, and wait, and sit, and watch, and wait, and then you do it all over again a million times until you catch a fish (which I usually lose interest in before I make it to that last part).
My husband was recently laid off from his job and we've been trying to start our own business. It's been difficult casting our line out there and just waiting and hoping to reel in some work. Faith and Fishing. I see a lot of similarities in my life right now!
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1)For fishing to be productive at all you must be certain there are fish where you are fishing! We knew there were fish in this pond because the owner told us it was stocked. We know our God will provide for us because it's in His name to do so--Jehovah Jireh, "The Lord Will Provide". He has always provided. He will continue to be WHO HE IS! All we are required to do is throw out our nets in faith and He will fill them to overflowing.
We're casting our nets out and we're trusting that just below the surface of what we can't see, you are preparing our blessing. It will be more than we can reel in, because our faith is the line we're throwing into the depths of your goodness.