Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I wanna move to Colorado and buy a Jeep. Or buy a Jeep when I get there or something. Seems to me Colorado would be so much cooler with a Jeep. You know, the whole living in the mountains, you gotta drive a Jeep and snow ski kinda thing. Or go back to Africa and do some great humanitarian works that will change the world and people will write songs about me.

I guess we all at times think the grass is greener somewhere else. We spend so much time wishing and dreaming of the other pasture, what’s over the fence that we don’t appreciate the value of the moment we’re in. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. But too often we are so preoccupied with the future that we are absent in the now. There may be a reason for where you are and what you are doing or going through. I’m not always happy about it either but this, now is where God has you.

If anyone in the world had a reason to think the grass was greener or dream of a different place, it was Jesus. Think about it. He was from H-E-A-V-E-N. That’s about as good as it gets, right? He was God. And He came here. Not like Donald Trump here. Like a dirt poor carpenter here to a people who were in the bondage of Roman rule. Where He came from was the epitome of peace. He was perfection. Yet He came to a poor family, born in a stable. For what?


Only love could look at this side of the fence and envision greener pastures. Only love would come to poverty and Roman rule, get blisters on His hands from work, sleep in the dirt. Only love would die just for you and me, even if we were the only ones. Only love rose from the grave to prove it was stronger than hate, stronger than us.

Is the grass greener over there? No. So learn to enjoy where He has you, the time He spends with you. Hold on to it. When we dream of greener pastures, just remember that His love is enough. Love exists now for the hope of a brighter tomorrow.


  1. Good reminder. Reminds me of my sister's favorite quote. "If the grass is greener on the other side maybe you should try watering your own."