Two People Walked Together

004 In my lifetime I have noticed that people tend to divide themselves into two broad categories. Some generally spend their lives seeking out the good in any day, and in the process, they rejoice in the Lord. On those days when everything seems to go right they see every delight and every victory as a blessing from God, and so they rejoice. On those days when nothing seems to go right, they quietly confess their frustration or maybe their questions before God, and then they proceed to rejoice that they have a God who cares, who listens, who understands, who explains, who surely makes things better. Blessed people like these make the most of every situation, good or bad, for God’s glory, and as a result, they find His joy. It’s never easy, but it’s always worth the effort to keep our focus on Heaven’s Way, and not on ourselves. But there are those also, sincere and earnest people, who cannot see beyond the shower to the rainbow. They can walk through a meadow filled with butterflies and daisies and never even manage a smile as they hurry on their way before God can have His way, revealing the bounty of His goodness that could inspire them as they face the challenges of their day. On the best days God indescribably deepens the joy of His children who delight in and praise Him. On the worst days God compassionately draws ever nearer His children to be their strength and their comfort. It’s our choice: We can mumble about yet another spring shower or we can take a deep breath of fresh air, look to the heavens and rejoice should God choose to add the bonus of a rainbow shining bright.

 

Two people walked together
Though they were worlds apart
For one was lost in wonder
The other lost in thought.

 One wondered at the daisies
All along the country road
And whistled with the bird songs
And how the river flowed.

The other wrestled in his mind
With problems  he had faced
And insults he had suffered
And things he’d left behind.

When the one began to sing
The other sighed and turned
And left behind his friend
Who rejoiced in everything.

M.S.
December 14, 2015

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

 

3 thoughts on “Two People Walked Together

  1. Thanks, perfect for my devotion Tuesday at a nursing home/rehab & assisted living center.My church does this every Tues at a facility where one of our members nowresides.  I do the 1st Tues.Have you received clearance to return to Niger? Marsha

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