When, last we spoke, I compared this life, this earthly pilgrimage, to the first part of a story, a story that, at times, is hard to understand. We believe Romans 8:28 yet wonder how God is using the testings, the trials, and yes, even the triumphs to weave the tapestry of our lives. The illustration of a tapestry was presented to me at an early age and still today, I am blessed by this thought. If you look at a tapestry from the backside, all you see are multicolored threads tied here and there, some short, some longer, all knotted together and you wouldn't hang it on your wall for viewing, but if you flip it over , you will see a picture and from Heaven's perspective, that is our life, a beautiful masterpiece, His workmanship.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
One of my favorite TV series , maybe my very favorite, is Little House on the Prairie. I am so thankful for reruns because "they just don't make them like they used to." Today, you might have to usher your wee ones out of the room because the new dramas think they can't be successful without violence, language, and sensuality and the comedies (if you can call them that), are filled with crude, rude,and sarcastic remarks.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Last week, my sweet Alicia was battling headaches that were cutting into half her school days and on Friday, whatever the "bug" was, it won and she was in bed with high fever and feeling really bad. On Sunday afternoon, Amy noticed a lack of appetite and energy in Landon.(Those don't occur often in that boy!) :) She knew that he, also, was succumbing to the illness that had plagued his sister all week. As he lay on the couch, wrapped in his favorite blanket, he remarked to her- "I wish Daddy could come home and keep an eye on me."
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Scripture uses many analogies to describe our relationship with our God- He, the heavenly Father, we, His beloved children, our Savior as the Bridegroom, we , the church, His bride- our Commander in Chief, we, His soldiers in the army of God...... but one of my favorite would have to be the tender picture of the Shepherd and His sheep.