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.

7 comments:

MsDemmie said...

A valuable lesson - Happy BYB Sunday

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful!
Mama Bear

Sandy Carlson said...

How beautiful! What's done in a day is completely done, even if it's half! Beautiful reflection. Thanks. Happy BYB Sunday.

Susan/SC said...

Paulie - Beautiful post. I enjoy your blog and hearing about all the happenings in your life. Susan/SC

CyberCelt said...

I feel your sorrow about your twin. All I can say, from where I stand, you are a fine person with a good outlook on life. Keep the faith.

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Blue Panther said...

Hey,
The beautiful way you have put it makes halves a true blessing!
Keep up the good work and have a great time doing it!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Well said and stated... I felt the emotion. Thank you for sharing it.