Did I light a fifth candle? Did I unite and remember with gratitude the birth of Christ? Yes indeed! My prayer today is for all of us that if we have had, or are still having our Christmas Day that we will take from the possibilities of this Day something lasting to take us to the future.
A Meditative thought for you to ponder
Sea shell on white background
In the 17th Century a French monk found a sea shell. He had a Vision to honour His Lord by making something enduring and lasting to be a blessing and a testimony to his faith. He began to comb the beaches on the Island of Guernsey and even all the broken pieces of smashed shells became his masterpiece.
This is the underground chapel. There are many other small above ground areas and the whole is stunning.
When he died others were so inspired by his Vision that they, through the years, helped complete what he had begun.
Tenacity, Vision and Hope this is what I would like to give you this Christmas. Let HOPE of this remembered Christmas inspire all of us to dream again and have VISION. What seed or shell or spot of paint or written word could you begin with? What lasting legacy can you leave for others to inspire and encourage them forward?
Have a brilliant day! Make of it – even if there are tears something beautiful.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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I particularly like you question with “seed, shell, spot of paint, or written word.” With God many large things began with a small offering!
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Thank you, once again, Faye for the timely word in this season. “Seed, shell, spot of paint, or written word.” blessings, d
Great post! What an inspiring story and encouraging thought from you!