Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A STRANGE KEEPSAKE



LIFE"S NOT ALWAYS FROTH AND BUBBLE
YET TWO THINGS STAND ALONE
KINDNESS IN ANOTHERS TROUBLE
COURAGE IN YOUR OWN.
Anon


"I have something to give you" she said.
"It reminds me of you."
The gift was opened to reveal a sad little clay elephant.
Not the usual gift one might expect.
Surprised eyes questioned with an unspoken verbal query?
Her friend laughed.
"Look at it, don't you see yourself?"
No!... the recipient didn't actually!  and her heart dropped unsure!


"I'll tell you what I see,"  continued her friend.
"Elephants are gentle, they amble on through life and they never forget....
They remember your birthday when others don't.
They are aware when your sad. And when you need a helping hand.
This little fellow has sunk to the ground. Just as far down as he can go.
Will he remain in dispair? 


Look! he's raising his trunk in hope. 
Soon he'll raise the rest of himself and charge back into life.......
Just like you do."


Ahhh ... a surpising gift of encouragement.
A keepsake to look at when walking the valley of dispair.




We are reminded in God word: Romans 8: 31-37
"If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? 
Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity?...............
NO! despite all these things, overwhelming victory is our's through Christ who loves us! 

4 comments:

  1. OK, the first glance at the pic I thought the elephant was a cookie!

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  2. Lol.....never thought of that! Break your teeth though.

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  3. What a great gift that was. The recipient could keep it, and put it on a desk or bedroom drawers, someplace she would look upon it often and be encouraged.

    Romans 8:31-37 has long been a favorite passage of mine. A great passage to remind myself concerning when times are tough

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  4. Hello Tracy, thank you for popping in.
    God is so good and always knows our ever need.
    God bless.

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