It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, July 14, 2005

WEEK SIX - DAY 4 - SUMMER BIBLE STUDY


In our sleep, pain that cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God

Aeschylus





Sometimes the greatest blessing is disguised amid turmoil, confusion, heartache, and struggle.

We are unable to accept the blessing because we are too hurt, too angry, too grieved too overwhelmed to recieve it.

It is only later that we see the gift that has come from what we thought would destroy our happiness forever.

Because I have known great loss with the death of my husband, and because I have undergone a complete change of lifestyle, I try to encourage others that may need a little lift to pick then up.

In the process of healing, we begin to see the blessings that are ours.

Scripture: Genesis 32: 22-32
Jacob was left alone and a messenger of God wrestled with him until day break. When the messenger saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint.... Then he said, Let me go...but Jacob said I will not let you go until you bless me


With the help of Holy Wisdom, we can sift through the rubble and find teachings that can guide us.

Today when an unwanted experience occurs,
I will not toss it out until I find a blessing in it.
'On Ya' - ma




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