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The blessings of pink skies at night

Monday, July 22, 2013

What a blessing of an evening I had. I was able to spend time with my brother from Florida & my nephew whom I hadn't seen in about two years .

My DS did really well ! He brought a chair out to the kitchen with us , instead of sitting in front of the TV in the living room by himself. He wanted to be part of things. He was calm & well behaved.( if any reading don't know me , my DS is Autistic & has Bi-polar / OCD)

Then we came home & they all came over here to visit my younger brother who lives with me because he's ill. DS was resting & I brought my nephew out & we played ball for about 45min. We really had fun !

They left , it was getting dark & the mosquitoes were out.I was mowing the back lawn when they came over.So I had to stop. Usually I would've started complaining to myself when I continued my mowing.It was the end of the day & I had to finish it late because of company.Bugs were biting.I was tired . I turned to mow a strip with the mower & was over taken by a beautiful evening sky highlighted with fluffy clouds outlined in pink hues. There was such a warm , comforting feeling inside me as I gazed up. I got an overwhelming feeling of thankfulness & this is what came to me...

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me. - 2 CORINTHIANS 12 : 9

I realized how blessed I was that I am not paralysed like my niece & have my legs to push that mower, that I was able to basque in the glory of that night time sky, that I had loved ones to share & visit with & while most people might not consider this day I had anything great by any means I could see it as a RICH blessing.
I have wondered from time to time for many years, Why do some people seem to pass through life so easy & some of them aren't very nice & I feel I have been dealt problem upon problem . Some very trying times that don't seem to let up ? In that moment viewing that pink sky I felt that verse upon my heart & realized maybe it's so I can appreciate pink skies & loved ones & mowing the lawn all the more & know that without Him I'd not have the strength to survive my trials or have the humbleness to see grace in the grass.

I am a stronger, more patient, more humble , more faithful, more forgiving, more grateful than I'd ever think of being without those problems.

I will be happy when the way is rough, because it gives my patience a chance to grow.So I will let it grow , & try not to squirm out of my problems.For when my patience is finally in full bloom, then will I be ready for anything , strong in character , full & complete.
- JAMES 1 : 2-4
Thank you Lord for my infirmities & pink skies at night

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GAILANN48 7/27/2013 9:00PM

    Oh, Autumn, I loved this...though I didn't see it until just now. I still have tears in my eyes, and such a grateful glow in my heart. Yes, I agree with you about the difficult times refining us - though that knowledge doesn't seem make them much easier when we're in the midst of them. I don't know why growth usually has to be painful, but reflections like yours here help us to see the truth.

Thank you, dear one. You are indeed a lantern.

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NYKIMMIE 7/24/2013 3:26PM

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TAARON69 7/24/2013 9:46AM

    This was one of the most beautiful blogs I have read! You are such a kind heart. Thank you for sharing -- you brought a tear of joy to me. I needed to hear these scriptures. I agree with several others in that You are a blessing!

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MRSP90X 7/23/2013 1:05PM

    Wow, here as well, this blog is just so beautiful and exactly what I needed to read! I know what you mean about trying time that never seem to let up. Relying on His strength is ALL that we need!

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STAY39 7/23/2013 12:35PM

    Wow! This is such a powerful blog! What a wonderful attitude you have. You my dear are a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 7/23/2013 12:21PM

    What a beautiful reminder of the blessings of life! Thank you! Laurel emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 7/22/2013 11:22PM

    I don't even know what to say. This is one of the most humbling and beautiful things I have ever read. You are an amazing person and the love and grace of Christ shines through you. Thank you for the reminder that His grace is sufficient. I am blessed!
Love you, my friend!
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MSHEL7 7/22/2013 10:56PM

    This is so beautiful. You are that person too, you are the kindest, most humble person I know. You so deserve pink skies. I am glad that you were given that blessing this evening. I am also glad that you had such a nice day with your family and that DS had a nice evening with them too. Many many blessings for you today and wishes for many more.

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