Saturday, June 07, 2008
Blog Your Blessings Sunday #32
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I had a hard time thinking which blessing I could use for today because I didn't have a "matching" photo. Finally, I thought about using this "poor" bench photo to point out the blessing of endurance. "I have fought the good fight, I have run the good race, I have kept the faith." These words come from Paul in The Second Letter to Timothy in the New Testament.
I have another blog with two other people and we post photos of the benches we see along our daily paths. We all have a penchant for benches and photographed them even tho we didn't know what we would do with the photos until recently when I developed our blog called For the Love of Benches.
Last night. before it got dark outside, I went for a walk in the neighborhood to mostly photograph flowers and get some exercise after our ice cream social that we had yesterday. (I had a yummy banana split.) When I spied this bench hiding on a porch, I was disappointed that I could not get a great photo of it. For some reason, I decided to take it anyway. Perhaps it was to remind me to go back and try again another time. Perhaps it was to remind me that if I endured, I would be successful in the future. Perhaps it was a way to remind me of the personal RACE I am running in my Christian faith. Whatever it was -- maybe all of them -- it reminded me that ENDURANCE is a blessing and it was just the thing I needed to blog about today while counting my blessings.
I spied this unique bench on a porch but there was just no good angle to take a photo of it unless I went up on the porch. It also had a bunch of things on it, covering the beautiful seat that was peeking through and while I might have asked to come on the porch to photograph it, I wasn't about to ask them to remove the "litter." Thus, hoping for the blessing of endurance so that I can go back to this part of my neighborhood and try again in the future.
Yes, endurance is a large part of my Christian life and it shows up in everyday things to remind me of the final "prize."