Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Celebrate Life!!!!

Today, the sun shone brightly in the sky, after days of clouds and rain.  Today, a young wife with children, ages 3 and 1, laid her pastor husband in the ground.  Today, another pastor is still fighting the diagnosis of a brain tumor, which has the possibility of shortening his life, while leaving behind a wife and children, ages 7, 4 and 1.  

Another friend was diagnosed with cancer, while another is fighting for her life after her lungs collapsed...each of these women my age.

As I delighted in the spring sun and wept at the losses being reported, I could hear God so softly say, "Celebrate Life"

I should know that. I should be doing that. I shouldn't need to be reminded.

So, in obedience usually overlooked, I rejoiced at the day.  I thanked God at our morning meal, "thanks for breath today, thanks for life today... thanks!"

I slowed our pace.  I went and bought plants and put seeds in the ground.  I hugged my sons and I called my husband.

I planted seeds into the ground, not knowing which will bring forth life, while also planting plants already established, still not knowing how much or long they will produce. 

I prayed for situations, that, without God, would seem so daunting and then I  smiled,  knowing  that God  knows what tomorrow holds.  We need to enjoy what we are given, and for all of us, that is just TODAY.

Keeping a heart of gratitude will allow me to Celebrate Life!  Remembering that, whatever hardship I might be struggling with, I have a Saviour that knows how it will turn out.  Resting in that assurance will allow me to Celebrate Life.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly." John 10:10

What have you done today to Celebrate Life?

6 Joining in with more words:

Caroline Simas said...

Hi Janette! Many thanks for stopping by my blog and I am happy to have found yours! WOW! 6 children and homeschooling for 21 years...you are amazing!
Blessings to you during these trials and may His grace wrap you in peace always.

Janette Wright said...

Oh please don't be impressed.:) Thanks for the blessings. I am enjoying your creative site since I am once again finding time to go back to my creative side....I am so enjoying it after 20 years of sports, music and taxi cab mom...I loved it, but this season is fun again...like when they were small.
Thanks, will be checking in on your regularly

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...you are an inspiration....thank you for sharing.


Lisa said...

oops...not sure why my comment wouldn't post my name....I'm not trying to stay anonymous. {giggling}

Love your blog....you are an inspiration.....thank you for sharing.


OilGirl said...

Hi Janette, nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting Oils For Wellness, hope you will stop by again.
Blessings, Jen

Debi said...

Wow - this hits home. Well said.

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