I just came in from my morning walk..
My devotions led me to this.
Sometimes things are way less than they seem. Speeches, sermons, headlines, fashion trends, ball games, a pastor’s meandering writing, the list can go on a long time. We thought life itself might hang on the outcome. We were pretty convinced that happiness (whatever that is) was in the balance. How grateful should we be that we were wrong about that?!
On the other hand, sometimes things are way more than they seem. When a grandchild crawled up in your lap, or an old friend “remembers”, or the moment when the dawn breaks, the list can go on a long time.
I was thinking and praying on this as I walked along this morning. This note came to me in a text message. A precious friend had something they needed to say…
“To anyone looking at this pic. It is a sign of encouragement with a house in the background.
To me, it represents my life.
I had a normal good life. Things happened, things didn’t happen… I fell down…hard. Some threw me away. Some loved me when I could not stand myself. With consistent/persistent love, kindness and encouragement, even when I didn’t want it, didn’t recognize it, rebeled against it. Slowly, I began to heal. I still heal.
I came through a personal hell to be alive when I didn’t want to live.
Jesus loved me, showed mercy til I could recognize Grace.
This pic represents, coming into a new life…with the likenesses of others and the grace of God.”
And some of us thought it was just a sign. Sometimes things are more than they seem if we will see, and hear, and feel.