Thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field…. – Job 5:23
Easter is only the beginning, but after a day of food, chocolate, family visits, and the day’s excitement it is hard to think about getting to work this morning. My recommendation before you begin your call — “be in league with the stones in the field” today. Now before you ask, “Hubbell what in the heck does that mean,” consider the stone’s simplicity and beauty doing nothing but shining in the sun. The world whether it be a stump, an isolated stone in a field, or a dry knoll shines and is made beautiful by God shining through it.
We too need to be still and first and foremost let God shine through our souls. We need before our journey’s start to remember those times when our lives were simpler like the stone, when we were satisfied to take a walk in a park, drink cheap wine, and eat day old bread. If we are only satisfied now by the latest fashion and gourmet food or wine, we’ve lost appreciation for the way God shines through the simplest of things. We are all called to bring the simplest of joys to those whose soul’s hunger and thirst for God, not covetousness or fashion, but stones in the field. Take a moment to remember those times when God revealed himself to you through a walk or those moments of craving during Lent. Then you will be better prepared to walk in those you serve shoes and to begin your call.