The Fire Effect

It had been a long adventuresome day in Quetico Provincial Park.  The DeHavilland Beaver bush plane had landed then taxied away safely again on Bitchu Lake leaving behind its four passengers, two canoes and gear for a week.  The silence of the space was welcoming.  Large boulders interrupted the clear water along the banks.  Mighty pines outlined the shape of the lake.  Bald eagles frequented the sky overhead, soaring to their nesting places. Nature at its finest.

Fire Side

That evening as the sun set across the lake and the temperatures dropped to a slight chill, I sat enjoying the crackling of the campfire. “There’s something about a campfire I just love,” I commented.  The evening campfire must be one of my favorite camping events.  I continued on, “Fire is so intriguing.  It creates an atmosphere all by itself,” and I turned to look at the person sitting next to me.  Then I remembered and it hit me like a brick.  He’s a fireman.  Fire is destructive in his professional world, not warm and inviting.  Same instrument.  Different result.

So much of life is that way.  What effect will you choose to let the fires have in your life?

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1: 6-9 NKJV

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  1. Holding On

     /  September 5, 2011

    Makes me think of Hebrews 12

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