Yesterday, blue skies, cooler air, and sunshine reigned after days of oppressive grayness. Everywhere I looked, I saw refreshment, and order.
Not so, for Floridians or Carolinians.
Not so for dear ones battling diseases, losses, and personal demons.
The book of Proverbs has been better than a GPS, guiding to higher ground in uncertain times. See Proverbs 30, paraphrased by Eugene Peterson in The Message:
The believer replied [to the skeptic], “Every promise of God proves true;
He protects everyone who runs to him for help.
So don’t second-guess him;
He might take you to task and show up your lies.”
Reading this book again, I have put my name in place of My Son. I hope I pay better attention, because being old doesn’t mean I understand how things work. And second-guessing God gets me nowhere.
God seems awfully far away until you believe in the Incarnation ~ Toni Wright
Grateful and grieving, just for today I know:
- Breathing space is a rare jewel making simple blessings priceless.
- Human beings who help each other are more impressive than royalty.
- Friends who are faithful in prayer are treasures.