On a walk this week, a sight jumped out at me. I noticed the sky and trees and the glorious coloring. The question I kept asking myself is would I have noticed the sky if it weren’t for the trees? They bring out each other’s beauty.
Would I appreciate sitting in front of a sunny window with a cup of coffee if I hadn’t been out in the cold?
Would I enjoy quiet if I hadn’t been through chaos?
Do I embrace my health before it has been threatened?
Do I feel grateful for having enough or does that only come after it has been taken?
I think sometimes the only way we get perspective is to go through hard times. Our life has to be shaken up to see how blessed we are. Sometimes things need to be taken from us so we can wake up. They may be returned to us, or they may not. We have to learn to appreciate what we have or God may give it to someone who will cherish it and thank Him every day.
If your life is in order now, tell God how much you appreciate it and all He does for you.
If there is a dark situation in your life, remember to thank God for it. This is needed to contrast the good He will bring. He is creating beauty in you. When the dark time has passed, you will shine and reflect His light even more!
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5: 18
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