Today is the day to shop for roses if you can still find them. They’ll be half the price of yesterday – a real bargain! That’s just for bargain-seekers like me, who also like roses, any day, anytime.
Well, I got expensive roses on a vase sitting in my living room, too! I know they are pricey because they were bought yesterday and it was Valentine’s. The next most costly day to get them is probably on Christmas Eve. Hmmm, love… and roses. I’m just so blessed I have a daughter whose Valentine gave her flowers on the mandatory flower day.
I’m a mom and just like the many moms out there I just hope that my daughter will be happy and will actually one day marry her date, have a settled and stable life, maybe have kids. For life goes on and that’s how it’s meant to be. We can’t run away from the realities that we all grow old, we pass on, and hopefully, we have children by our side who would help us in the years when we are frail and need help. We also hope that our children will have children who will have the same heart of compassion to do likewise for their parents, and so on. Yes, nursing homes and retirement plans are there, but it is never the same to grow old surrounded by your own family who care for you.
So, what do we have on our plate today? The raging Coronavirus in China, the threat of locust swarms in Africa, the impeachment acquittal of President Trump, the upcoming US presidential race, Krushner’s proposed peace plan for Israel and Palestine, Brexit, Megxit, the Oscars, the passing of Kobe Bryant, the viral American Airlines vid of a man repeatedly hitting a woman’s reclined seat in front of him? Today we have these challenges, losses or wins; tomorrow they may be a little bit different, but quite like the same. But the faithfulness of God never ends, His mercies are new every morning, and we manage through another day. Win or lose, He is in control of everything. We may be in dire circumstances for which we have no answers – utterly clueless how to turn things around for ourselves – but we can always wait on God and He would do it. What a great, mighty and loving God we have!
19 Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.
20 Surely my soul remembers
And is bowed down within me.
21 This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3 (NASB)
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