Friday, October 12, 2012

The Negative Always Connects to a Positive

Back in what some may consider prehistoric times, I started in Bible college.  It was a a time of huge growth.  I needed huge growth.  My Bible college years were precious.  Not only in how I grew, but in the people who God placed in my life.  People who loved me where I was at, despite all the quirks in thinking.  One of those was Judy Tamilio Mabardy.  And, recently, she shared a couple of thoughts on Facebook that I think are worth considering.

We all go through dark times, seeing no light.  Or think we have nothing left in us to deal with life's onslaught.  But is that true?  Check out and meditate on Judy's thoughts on that:

When God allows us a gray day it is a day made from mixing the purest white of His glory and the darkest black from where the richest of His secret treasures are hidden- purposely for us to find. Know you are loved, reach for those treasures hidden in secret meant for you to find- (with YOUR name on them), and do continue to hold on to Jesus. He's holding on to you. He won't leave us ever or let us go.

Now that's a day, I can face. (:

"Happy is the person who has an empty vessel and God waiting ever ready to fill it". George Wigram. Even a season of emptiness has a treasure waiting to happen. U are loved.

And my friend Maureen van Leuven shared this related thought:

“The most beautiful people we have ever known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have pulled themselves out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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