Lessons of the Tumbleweed

Today I had the opportunity for another first in my life. I pulled tumbleweed that had grown on the hill sloping away from the driveway. I learned something in that interaction with God’s creation. Tumbleweeds have almost no root structure and thus require little wind to uproot and blow them across the prairie.

I thought about how the tumbleweed is like so many in this world who lean this way and that depending on which direction the winds are blowing. No doubt, you too, know people who have no foundation and move with the ebb and flow of the winds of favor at the office, among their peers, friends, or the community. As a result they are unreliable people who are unpredictable and have no broad foundation or guiding principles for their truth system.

How do you define truth? Is it definable by an organization or political party? Or by a particular manager or leader? Is it based on the opinion polls of the day or the Supreme Court? Anyone who leans with any of the above is to be pitied and will be an unreliable source of counsel for you.

I have based my truth system on the Bible because it does not change and has not changed over the years. Being the instruction book of the triune God, the truths contained there have been in effect before the earth came to be. They will be there long after the earth ceases in its present form. I want to be known as one of those reliable men who can be entrusted with wisdom and truth. I want to pass on those truths to others in a manner consistent with good interpretation of the entire text. By holding to these truths I will not be like the tumbleweed. I will know truth and be able to share that truth regardless of the politics of the moment.

Praying that you will find the Bible worthy of providing your foundation.

About ponderosapapa

Papa to five grandchildren, Dad to two daughters and two sons-in-law, Husband of one wife. Leaving a legacy of thought and perspective worth carrying through the generations that follow.
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