“Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.” — E.F. Shumacher
Whilst collecting acorns this fall, I’ve been searching for just the right quote for them – one that spoke of their quiet potential to greatness. The essence of hope is contained in a seed; the promise of something greater than we can imagine. An entire forest is hidden in that shell. Likewise we are told that “God has planted eternity in the human heart.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT). I love this quote for reminding me that God has the same plan for me as for the acorns – to turn me into a new creation, beyond what I could ever imagine on my own.
Blessings to you,