Blessed are the Cracked for through them the Light shines.
It's a beautiful morning here in Ireland, the rain is falling gently, the wind is picking up to a nice gale force 8 and the temperature is a balmy summers 12c.
In these sub tropical temperatures I have been thinking about my life and the way in which God has shaped it and moulded it.
As some of you know, I have had a pretty easy journey in comparison to some, and a horrendous journey from the view point of others.
But through the the many ups and downs of my life, I have come to realise one thing, and it is thisÂ€ Through the cracks the many many mercies of God shine.
You see, had I never sat at the bedside of my son while he fought for life I would not have known the healing mercies of God.
Had I not been broken hearted because of a death in the family, I could not have testified to the comforting hand of God.
Had I not been terrified when younger, I could not stand here and claim to know the peace which passes all understanding.
Do you get my drift today?
It's the hard, tough, unbearable days that allow the love of God to really shine. It's when we are as low as we can be that we can feel the power of God lifting us and carrying us. Without the bad days we would not experience first hand the healing, comfort, grace, mercy, steadying hand of God.
How can we speak of these qualities of our God if we have not tasted them?
Of course I ask God that he keep these days from me. I don't cherish nor ask to be walking in the valley. But when I do, and we all do, believe me; I want this cracked pot to let the light in.
Sister Bethy, I am sure God knows all your pains and all your sorrows. He lets us go through many difficult times and situations in this present life, and He is there for us. I have not been spared of this type of pain either and can never understand why all these human sufferings.
I believe we just have to continue trusting Him, trusting that He will lead us through the night and will grant us the dawn in His time.
In His time, He will make all things beautiful.
From Hwa Silverpen
This is a beautiful encouragement. Your earthen vessel is also letting the light shine out very brightly. Thanks for all of it.
i can see you "got your head up and feet planted on the ground".. thank you for the beginning of this new week of encouragement be blessed
"I am the light of the world."
You said: [quote]How can we speak of these qualities of our God if we have not tasted them?[/quote]
Even during the greatest darkness, this light shines through...[b]ALWAYS![/b]
thank you for sharing this mum
what an encouragement! :)
He is the Light that guides us as we journey through the dark paths in our lives.
He always see us through. :)
I think of the song...This little light of mine...I'm going to let it shine.
Dear sister...you are a light that shines in Ireland! It shines bight enough to see in Cincinnati Ohio. When you shine His light shines right through you. Your light, your joy, your witness, and your happiness is a light to an unbelieving world. The person of Christ flows from Calvary right into your heart...and shines! The light of the Glorius Gospel shines into your heart and is thus reflected into this dark, dark world by you...on this Blog. Nail your past to the cross...live your life in the newness of life as a child of the king. Believe it! Show it! Live it! Preach it!
2 Cor 4:6-7...For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
My heart sings, "This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine...let it shine, let it shine, let it shine."
This is inspiring!
I'm gonna let my light shine like never before!!
Thanks a million!
Excellent blog, bethy. Brought tears to my eyes ~ Great job ~ so blest to have read it .
Thank you, this was enlightening... a good reminder... God bless you,