Sunday, October 28, 2007
Blog Your Blessings #3
How can half of anything be a blessing? Isn't a whole needed to really be a blessing?
This week the answer "came to life" for me. . . I'm sure there are many other examples but I will write about three.
First of all, I am a twin so am only one half of a set. My twin has gone to heaven so I am left on earth as one half and yet I can continue to be a blessing to others as I was when Margie still lived on this earth.
Friday, I went to paint at church and got only half of what I had planned to do finished. Even so, the Mother's Room sure looked good and a few people that happened by had compliments for the change I had made by painting it.
Saturday, when I went back to finish painting the other half of the areas that I had planned to do Friday and didn't get finished (the staircase walls to the choir loft), I was tired -- every muscle in my body ached -- and I almost didn't stay but someone's compliment of how nice it was looking urged me on and I got the other half finished after all. On the way in to the church, I saw a spider building its web and it was only half completed but the beauty of it compeled me to take a photo.
Yes, I discovered this week that half of many things can be a blessing! I am reminded in 2 Corinthians 12: 9 that "My grace is sufficient for you for My power is made perfect in weakness." Just as I am empowered by His Word to feel complete without my twin being physically present; just as the painting that was half finished, even tho I hoped to complete it Friday,was brought to completion the following day but looked wonderful to some the first day; just as the half made spider web would come to fruition if the spider kept working on it, the beginnings were a blessing indeed. These "HALVES" helped me to focus on God's blessings, rather than on me and my limitations.