Snowflakes are delicate and seemingly harmless as they float down to the ground, but things are not always as they seem. Each year many lives are destroyed by the heavy weight burden of accumulating snow, collapsing roofs and causing myriad of other heavy snow accidents. In like manner, petty offenses, small annoyances and little irritations also seem innocuous, but they stick together, building up and becoming deadly for our souls, collapsing in on our lives like an avalanche. Unforgiveness rarely begins as a single event; it creeps in slowly and piles up. Our pathway to safety is to break the chain by closing each day with forgiveness for others. Lord of Forgiveness and Mercy, cleanse my soul of unforgiveness and fill me with Your love.
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,” Exodus 23:2NIV. Geese fly in formation so they can draft off each other to make flying easier. People do the same. We have a natural tendency to simply follow the herd; it is easier to go with the flow of whatever is popular, faddish or commonly admired. The steep price of a drift-along-lifestyle is the failure to find your divinely created purpose. We are carefully knitted together by the Creator for His specific calling for each of us. We can never rise to God’s best by going along with the crowd. I must continually find that sweet spot of being WITH the crowd but not OF the crowd. Lord, protect me from wandering aimlessly and help me keep my pace in cadence with Yours. Teach me to be comfortable in the gaggle but to be willing to fly at the front of the formation.