As I was walking the other day, I looked up into the sky.
I felt such exhilaration and freedom!
Then I thought- seven-billion people live on a ball of rock covered with 2/3 of water, perfectly positioned to inhabit life, and surrounded with darkness in a space so large we wonder where its boundaries are.
Beyond the clouds is more than our finite minds can fathom. It’s understandable how we are focused on here and now because we are human. Our problems are many. There is great suffering in this life.
But in eternity, the answers are there.
I have met some mothers in the blogging world who have lost their children. Some lost young children. Some lost older children.
It’s all the same.
Below is a link to a mother’s blog that articulated the pain that is so common among grieving mothers.
My New Reality … Notice I Did Not Say New Normal.
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
– The Bible
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No one plants flowers on the roadside.
Some grow in soggy marshes. Some in dry gravel.
They get stepped on, driven over, and exposed to toxic fumes.
Yet, they survive.
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It is a portrayal of life.
There is ugliness in this world. And still, God paints on earth’s canvas.
He knows we will respond to the pain but his creation is a reminder of his presence.
It kind of puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?
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Some of us trudge through life with our half-empty glasses and believe we’re going to lose what we have.
Some of us just maneuver around the obstacles trying to keep our half-full glasses from spilling over.
The latter is more fun.
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It’s not the kind of positive thinking that requires I-think-I-can-I-think-I can.
It’s choosing to be optimistic and hopeful.
Remember. Tomorrow is another day!