Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What a Simple Thought

I needed a touch of comfort overnight. A power outage plunged the house into darkness, sending us in search of flashlights we could not find.

I recalled having written, yesterday, of a "wall" between me and the publishing of a blog post (this due to a computer glitch). I had realized the wall was not between me and God. What a simple thought, and what a real one. It's a thought I found, in the dark of a cold night, to be as comforting and protecting as a soft, warm cloak.

Storms may rage and plunge the world around into darkness. But not one storm can place a wall between me and God.

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no fruit, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights." (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

"We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his decree." (Romans 8:28)

Painting: Vasnetsov Snegurochka
 




6 comments:

  1. Love this. And I have to tell you, the artwork you find is just amazing. This piece is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I do feel a lot like a kid in a candy shop as I poke around on Wikimedia and other such sites! :)

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  2. Beautiful! It is such a comfort to realize that "not one storm can place a wall between me and God." I love how you find the good in things even power outages! And what a coat and hat. I would love to wear it on a cold night!!

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    1. Yes, it is a comfort, isn't it, to know He is right here? Thanks!

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