Driving through the countryside at this time of year is beautiful. Trees are stunningly displaying the creativity of our Maker. Looking at these trees can bring sweet comfort, knowing that all too soon the earth will covered with a bitterly cold blanket. I was staring at the beauty of our maple tree a few days ago, when suddenly I felt the urge to sit under it. While sitting there amidst the leaves, everything took on a new color. By changing my position and perspective, the colors were even more radiant. So many more senses were being engaged. The world looked completely different through the orange colored sift of the leaves.

A thought occurred to me.


There is a big difference between looking at something

and looking from within something.

… like looking at a lake, rather than being in it.

…like looking at a tower, rather than being on it.

…like looking at a person, rather than having compassion.

…like looking at God, rather than being in Him.

Maybe we should take the Lord at His word when He calls us to be IN Him.

Maybe, we too often look at Him, rather than through Him.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.


teach me to be in You.

Help me to see this world through Your eyes,

feel with Your compassion, and love with a love

that only comes from being in You.

In You … there is no a better place to be.”

2 responses to “IN IT”

  1. Hi Sarah,
    I am so thankful to the Lord for having allowed us to cross paths. Thank you for reading and letting me know you do. What an amazing God, who asks us to love Him and then each other. We will pray for you to find a study soon… (there is a women’s Bible study right now in Texas who is missing out on you… this should not be :-))
    You are missed!
    Much love,


  2. Hi Heidi,

    These are so beautiful. I check them everyday and was so happy to find two new ones. I really miss you all. I haven’t found my new Bible study group yet, but I will. The Tuesday night of my last Bible study with our group was so wierd. I really did feel this persisting and overwhelming love for you all.

    I’ll keep checking in on you. You, especially, were quite the inspiration to me this summer. If anyone even thinks of heading south, please give them my number.

    Love to the group,



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