Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blessed Relief and Balance

At last the rains came if only for 30 minutes. Afterwards the mists rose as sighs of relief from the mountain valleys. How often do we not feel a thing until tis gone? The lack of rain and incessant sunshine reminds us that too much of a good thing is bad.

In the ups and downs of life, how can we fully appreciate the joyous moments without having experienced the sorrow? Drought is like that; be it a drought of joy or a drought of sorrow. Once the drought breaks we find relief.

Those mists remind me that all of life needs a balance ... that too much materialism jades us; that too much celebration fattens us; that constant company leaves us unable to pray; that too much solitude inures us to the plight of our neighbor. Let us pray for balance in all aspects of our spiritual life.

That's me away then.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I could not agree more with your posts! We lament the trials and hard times but how could we enjoy and appreciate the wonderful times God gives without these trials?

Troy said...

Beautiful, balance, God grant me the grace of a balanced life!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen! This is definately something I have to keep in mind.

God Bless!

Anna S said...

Hi there - thank you for visiting me. It's a pleasure to be 'introduced' to you through your blog!

deb said...

Hello. What wonderful insight.

I'd also like to compliment you on that lovely photo of the mountains.

Jessie said...


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