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.
"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!
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.