Hosea 6:3: “Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Acknowledging the Lord is seeing the big picture. We become aware of the inherent connection that all creation has with its Creator. Once we’re aware it’s hard not to notice. We’re free to ignore Him of course, however, that’s like pulling the power plug. And we know that without power there’s not much going on in our lives.

A few years back, a micro burst knocked down the power lines in our area, which left us sitting in the dark. In search of light, my husband and I got up and drove around the neighborhood. We finally came across a little restaurant a few blocks away that was lit like a Christmas tree – and there we stayed until the power was back on. In today’s interconnected world a permanent electrical outage would be unimaginable.

We probably appreciate electricity more when we don’t have it. However, besides having access to an electric grid, we also want to be plugged in on a social level – family, colleagues at work and friends matter. Take all of that out of the equation, and we’re subject to isolation. Remember Cast Away? Or maybe you’ve read the classic: Robinson Crusoe?

Embracing the Lord is like reconnecting. Electricity is on. We’re going back to our roots, the bedrock of our existence. We are reconnected to vibrant life, tireless love, the great I Am! This brings life to our bones, joy to our hearts, and hope for the future.

Realizing we are created naturally opens the door to our Creator – and that’s a big deal. It means we belong. It means we know where we are from and where we are headed. It means we matter, and we were created for a reason. It also means we are loved – because our Creator is quite attached to His creation, to say the least. He comes to us like the winter rains; He softens the soil of our hearts and gives us the opportunity to thrive.

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