I’ve been noticing so much beauty in the sky the last couple weeks. As I drove across town to watch some of my young nieces last night, I was struck again by the incredible display of colors in the sky, and it suddenly dawned on me…. the sky is so much more apparent because the leaves are gone.
The dark forms of the empty branches are etched in fine detail in front of the glorious colors of the sunset. Black silhouettes which are hidden by leaves most of the year, and are indistinguishable once it’s dark, pop out before me, drawing my attention. I suddenly realize how this scene before me relates to God’s light in our dark times.
Sometimes we are walking through sheer darkness, unable to see, and feel hopeless and fearful. Those are the times we need some light shining behind the darkness to encourage us and ease our fears. People in our lives can make all the difference in dispelling that darkness.
I’m thankful for the emails, texts, calls I get at just the right time, as well as the inspirational devotionals, songs, tweets and articles that come across my social media. When I’m down, unmotivated, or feeling helpless, God’s light comes through to me in all those seemingly little ways, and I gain understanding, peace, faith, and hope to push me forward.
My health journey since my last post has continued steadily. Recovering from a Thanksgiving was a challenge, but I’m back on track. Staying active has been easy lately, eating less carbs is going so-so, but overall, I’m moving in the right direction. In full disclosure, I started a new med to help me get my sugar under control, in hopes that diet and exercise will get me to the point of not needing medication.
I continue to appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement. My goal for the coming week is to stay active and to eat more veggies. God bless you in your Christmas shopping, decorating, and celebrating. 🎄