Creation is an amazing teacher. If you are willing to observe it you can learn a lot from it. (Proverbs 30:24-28) I have been thinking a lot about wet wood lately and how much it mirrors areas of our lives. Here are a few of my thoughts on it.
Wet wood is still wood. It doesn’t change or become less than wood because it’s wet. This is true of you. God made you who you are and no matter what you have been through or what you are going through you are still loved and special. Wet wood is still useful. Moisture can temporary impact its ability but with a little help it can quickly be regained. This is true of you. Wet wood can still burn but it needs some help to do so. It needs the right scenario, the right pieces around it to help it catch fire. This is true of you. One of the roles people play in our lives is kindling. The right people can help ignite the fire God wants burning in our souls.
Keeping it real, my relationship with God is like wet wood sometimes. In order to dry out and burn for God I’ve had to take intentional steps. There have been times when my marriage has been like wet wood and we have had to take the proper steps to dry out and create an environment so we can burn the way God wants us to. My relationship with my children is like wet wood sometimes. In fact every relationship I’ve had has resembled wet wood at one time or another. A few times in my life I have even found my work and the place I’m at in life to resemble wet wood. I’m thankful that wet wood can dry out. I’m thankful that “wet wood” is seasonal in my life and not a permanent condition.
As I was thinking and researching wet wood I came across this blog. The author addresses the issue of how to start a fire with wet wood. Read it and as you do look for ways you could apply what he says to your life as it relates to wet wood. The analogies are really cool. Here is the link: http://campingsurvivalblog.com/how-to-start-a-fire-with-wet-wood/