Sometimes I am frustrated with the perky, family outing, God-is-so-good-stuff. I mean it’s true, God IS good, but is everyone’s life perfect?
Um, no. Mine’s not…shockingly.
But, from these pictures, it does seem like my life is all sunshine…or at least big smiles…
I think people sometimes don’t tell the whole story, whether intentionally or unintentionally. They want to hold to the pretty. We don’t want to deal in ugly. Ever. Never.
Darkness is scary, but we are here; surrounded by darkness, guided by light.
Sometimes I forget to look at the light. I stare off into the dark, and think about what’s lurking. You know what? When you stop looking at the light, you run into things. You bump into trees and fall into wells. Follow the light people.
I’ve been looking off in the dark, worrying about shadows, waiting for the sun to rise.
Maybe the sunrise comes later, you know? Maybe now is the time to focus on the blessings and be joyful and thankful, and follow the light that shines in the darkness, follow the one who died on a cross, follow the one who loves me and you and no amount of darkness will overcome Him.
My darkness is not to dark for Him, and neither is yours.
I will write my list. I will be thankful, I will keep my eyes on the light. These lists, these gratitudes…I don’t record them because my life is a sunburst. That’s why following Him is so important. Isn’t light so very precious when it’s dark?
“How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.” Psalm 89:15
Cousins, popsicles, lobsters and steak
tea cups: dogs OR china
Pepsi Throwback: childhood memories in a can
good conversations in the dark night
a small boy who can say Ma-ma now (and banana, milk, no, uh-oh, night night, hi, and hello)
a clean house
a busy house full of five kids and five million messes
men who kill bugs for me (yay Derrick!)
typing in the dark, in the quiet, in the alone
friends who encourage
friends who put up with your bad days
hope for the dawn
knowing that the day is coming…
# 206-226 of my gratitude list. Click on the icon below to start your own.