I’ve been away for quite a while, and I thought I would start afresh….new blog, same name….and what day would be better to start afresh than the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus?
I’ve been doing a lot of contemplation over many things that have occurred throughout my lifetime…a lot of prayer, a lot of forgiveness….and I am so happy to say that I am in a new place….a place of redemption that can only come through the power of forgiveness.
Did I earn this? Did I do anything to deserve this? What about this, Lord? What about that, Lord? So many questions, and thankfully, He has the answers and the power to resolve these issues in my heart and mind.
So, I move on…..
This blog will be much the same as my previous one (except I will be writing more often because I have a commitment to myself to do this).
You’ll be reading about my daily life, my projects, my children, my granddaughter, my beliefs, my joys and my sorrows….
I have a very good friend whose husband has been in the hospital for almost a week now. He has gone from minimally ill to seriously ill, and he is in my prayers and the prayers of many others also. My friend is, naturally, very upset about all of this….particularly since the cause of these problems has not been found and even begun to be resolved.
As I was driving home, I heard this song. God often speaks to me through music, and He spoke loud and clear with this song….what if our blessings come through raindrops and tears?
I know, in my own life, there have been many raindrops and tears. I can look back at these times now and count them as blessings–these times are the times that strengthened me in my faith, shaped me to be who I am, gave me purpose and direction when I was lost.
So, today, God…I not only thank You for Your Son, but I also thank You for the raindrops and tears.