Friday, October 1, 2010
Blessings in the midst of Dark days
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. Luke 6:16-23
It was one of those days when we woke up in darkness and rain. Today Mark was scheduled for some ambulatory knee surgery, one of those things they promise that will be simple and easy. We would be home by two. The surgery went fine and he was a real trooper but the day got out of hand, the surgery suite got backed up and we just got home at 6:30PM. He hadn't eaten since last night and he was hungry and tired when he got home, collapsing into bed. It was one of those days which no one like to have to go through but it was, for the most part, uneventful. Despite all of our anxiety before and during, here we are on the mother side. Home safe and sound.
Today I am grateful for the blessings of living through hard days, of days when my faith in God is confirmed as is my need. I thank God for a family who prays and supports, standing with me in my waiting and worrying. Today, I pray that we can all remember how blessed we are. We are never alone, we are tenderly wrapped in the arms of God, despite what some days bring.