Saturday, March 20, 2010

1 Thessalonians 5:18

I came across this on Kentucky Mama's blog earlier and thought it would be perfect to post!

--It’s easy to think the grass is always greener in your neighbor’s yard. And perhaps it is. At least the part you can see. But remember…

When you’re weary of fixing another meal and doing dishes yet again, somebody wishes they had food to put on the table.

When you’ve folded and put away a(nother) mountain of laundry, somebody wishes their children had proper coats and hats to wear to school.

When you’re groaning over the highest heating bill yet this year, somebody wishes they weren’t so cold.

When you’re losing sleep and gagging over a child’s stomach bug episode, somebody is praying for a miracle over her child’s hospital bed.

When the exhaustion and nausea of the first trimester are about to do you in, somebody is weeping (yet again) over a negative pregnancy test.

When your headache intensifies over your teen’s college financial paperwork, somebody is visiting the site of her teen’s fatal wreck.

When you wake up to another cloudy, rainy day, somebody is praying for moisture to end a season of drought.

When you pick up your husband’s dirty socks and take out the trash because he forgot, somebody is wishing that for just a moment she didn’t have to do it all alone, all the time.

The next time your situation threatens to steal your joy, try to remember… somebody wants what you have.

Give thanks in all circumstances…1 Thessalonians 5:18 --

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

such a great reminder!

Gina said...

I've seen things like this before, but this one is much better. Love it.

Heather said...

Amen and Amen!! Love it, thanks for sharing this!

Lesli said...

Heather took the words right out of my mouth. AMEN! Thank you for sharing, sometimes we forget these things.....

P.S. LOVE your photoshoot pictures, they did an awesome job! Mommy and daughter are both beautiful!!

Becca said...

SO very true!

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