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