We had my Grandfather's memorial service this past Saturday.
It was a beautiful service filled with sunshine, tears, and laughter.
A few weeks ago, I was talking to his Reverend.
He asked me how I was doing. Overwhelmed and sad, I shared my heart with him.
He gently said, "You know, some of the hardest times bring about the best opportunities."
At first I thought, "Opportunities? Seriously? What are you talking about?"
But he was right. I'm beginning to see the clouds lift and opportunities spring up all around myself & my family: renewed hope, strength, courage, trust, & even some healed relationships.
It reminded me that God watches over us in our every-day struggles...
that He cares & heals.
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"Look to the lilies how they grow!"
'Twas thus the Saviour said, that we,
Even in the simplest flowers that blow,
God's ever-watchful care might we see."