Sunday, August 9, 2009

Serendipity Sunday: God's Snapshots.....

Serendipity: Making a delightful or unexpected discovery

"I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and the storm."
~Psalm 55:8 (NIV)~
This weeks delightful discovery was an email that my cousins wife sent me. This little story really touched me.

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A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school.

As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up , along with lightning.

The mother of the little girl felt that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along confidently.

At each flash of lightening, the child would stop, look up, and smile.

Another and another flash of lightening followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look up at the streak of lightening and smile.

When the mother's car drew up beside the child, she lowered her window and called to the child, "What are you doing?"

The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty because God keeps trying to take my picture."
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As God adds pictures to the pages of our life albums, not all of them will be pretty shots. Some of them might be blurred with our tears. Some of them might be out of focus as we stray from Him. Some of them might be filtered and softened around the edges as we respond to our need to change in some area of our life.

Many of our life pictures will indeed be beautiful, especially those in which we, like the little girl in this story, walk boldly and confidently, face uplifted to the Father, through whatever life storm that comes our way. We don't have to pretend, try to look pretty, or smile falsely with Him.

We can be certain that He has us in focus and that He can see the bigger picture beyond the immediate clouds that cover us. The snapshots that He sends our way are brief, over in a flash if we will but turn our eyes upon Him, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. He is our shelter from the tempest and the storm.

May God bless you today and everyday
as you face the storms that come your way.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

9 comments:

David said...

What an amazingly wonderful post, Miss Sandy! THANK YOU!

Mildred said...

What a lovely post this morning. Wishing you a delightful afternoon Sandy.

The French Bear said...

How true, you are so right!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Caroline said...

Thank you for this wonderful story! Be blessed Sandy.

Susie said...

That's such a sweet story Sandy. Thanks for the wonderful post.

Vickie said...

Good post Miss Sandy. Much like the tapestry, God sees His children as clean & pure, wonderfully and beautifully made. And if you look underneath the tapestry, you will see all the boo-boos, the knots, the snags, the places where the cord has broken and been repaired. Our lives are a tapestry and I'm so glad that He sees the beauty in us who belong to Him thru Christ.

BellaRosa said...

Miss Sandy, I loved that little story. It made me smile. I will share that with my girls and my niece Bella, they like me are afraid of lightening storms, makes you see them in a whole new light :) Rose

Linda said...

Sandy,
You always share the most insightful inspiration. I really appreciate you and your lovely blog.

Linda

Fete et Fleur said...

Your story made me smile. It is amzaing how our Father knows what is in our hearts and how he sends the perfect word at the right moment. That's what just happened for me as I read this. Thank you for being His instrument.

Hugs!
Nancy

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