The fall is in the air now more than the warmth of summer. The wind has switched directions and blasts into the house like winter is on its heels. Thunder storms have been loud and fierce the last few weeks, the forks of lightening hitting with such force and changing the air pressure just enough that it actually caused a cap on the furnace to fly off inside the house not too many days ago. Last night the sky began to grumble like a hungry wolf off in the distance, slowly coming closer, and lightening being seen through curtains. Then, this morning the sky was clear, only for a swift take-over of thunder, lightning, rain and hail. Then, as quickly as it began, it went away and the day has remained grey, but at peace.
Today when I opened the door to put the dogs out I was greeted by a weed that my son missed during his last weed-eating session. Only, today, instead of it being ugly it was beautiful-red. Standing tall and proud in the dying neutrals that come in our Canadian fall.
I have been enjoying several things lately, despite being in flare ups with my health. I am thankful for that red weed, for the beautiful display of lightening, the aurora borealis –Northern Lights, dancing in the sky and greeting us as the colors dance.
Having a friend call and pray for me, for rest, for guidance, for God to intervene.
Cinnamon sticks dropped in my hot chocolate making the tastes of fall come alive in the simple things.
Pumpkin butter candles flicking in the bedroom as I chat, write, read, relax, watch TV and of course pray.
Finding out that I am not alone in this struggle of pain and flare ups and doctors who pretend they know when they simply don’t. It is beautiful and nice to know that I am not the only one, of course I pray that these other people will find relief, but at the same time it is nice to know that I am not trailblazing alone. There are many of us who want real help, not a bandage, and this is encouraging to me because I don’t feel like I am whining. I feel like I am fighting not only for myself, but for others too.
Despite the pain I think that I am being pulled closer to the Lord during this difficult season of my life. I can only pray that others will pull near to Him as well! Maybe BECAUSE of the seasons I have suffered I have the Lord in my life. I can only pray that my journey will bring Him glory!
How is God working in your life? What are you thankful for today?
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a]neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.