Sometimes we just don't get it. The way we complain. "Oh it's too cold, too hot, I'm stuck in traffic, the kids are being bad, I have to go to work, have to go to school, I'm never going to marry, etc, etc.."
Ah, STOP IT!!
Don't you realize how trivial those things are in the big picture of life?!? Why can't we see how blessed we are?! I know I can't say much, because I know I have done it too, but today, I understand the "big picture," and those things mean nothing in it..
Life is just to fragile.
Maybe I'm sounding a little blunt, but you see, my heart aches today. It aches for one of my dearest friends, Amanda. She got some bad news about her mom, Theresa, who has Pancreatic Cancer, is now terminal. And today, they did a procedure to extend her life for another couple of months, but it seems that hasn't work. And now they are faced with the harsh reality, that they just shared their last Christmas with her.
The eternal truths are crystal clear, especially now; everything can change, things don't always go according to plan, life never goes as you thought it would, and will often leave you feeling empty. No amount of words could comfort my friend's broken heart. I can't take away her pain with a hug. But through all the emptiness, I know there is someone who can. And praise God, her mom, knew Him well too. Maybe not at this moment, but Jesus will shine through and provide peace that surpasses all understanding to my friend's family.
So tonight, hold your loves ones a little longer and soak up every moment of, life.