Have you ever been surprised by natural unexpected beauty? By God? By an unexpected life event?
I have and sometimes by all three in the same day.
1. I heard of her death.
* I felt a bubble of God’s purest Joy by seeing a picture of dancing birds in the midst of experiencing the deepest pain of sorrow and loss.
* Then there was the unexpected, glorious sunrise the following morning.
These happenings brought the reality of God as we navigated our daughter’s departure from our lives.
Yesterday, we woke to a gloomy morning with the forecast promising rain and possible storms. I stood outside looking out at a dark sky with our shivering and anxious terrier beside me.
As I turned around the beauty of the flowering pot -plants behind us, both surprised me but brought joy as well. Despite gloom and no sun, they still faced their day with radiant faces in the safety of their verandah position. The images of butterflies on their pots matched their aura of hopefulness.
Have a wonderful mid-week day.
May the radiant Light of Christ’s Presence within us as born-again children of a living God, encourage us to let His Light so shine through us, that we will be a SURPRISE in a world that seems to be sinking into spiritual darkness.
Let your Christ Light shine more and more brightly then be prepared to encourage those you meet and tell them of Abba Father, who walks with you as a best Friend.
Personally, keep feeling the soaring Hope of butterflies. Focus upwards. Blessings! A-men.