[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4.)
A saying I learned in a 12 Step program is “We are only as sick as our secrets.” This post reminded me of that. I’ve learned that when I tell someone else – another human being – what is going on inside that has me not feeling peace, whatever I’ve been “hiding” loses it’s power over me.
I’ve found the same, Martha. Getting it out can be painful in the process but freeing in the end. I thank God for the close friends I can reveal myself to at times.
These people have lights, Tim. Not sure if it’s your kind of music? I found another one you might like:
That’s one of my favorite versions of that song.
And rightly so 🙂 It’s a good version.
This one kind of sounds a bit lighter. Somehow I ended up there from Partridges. Anyway, I’ll be quiet now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT1fA59oH7Q
I know that I said I would be quiet now and I do honour my word where possible. I just thought it best to clarify that the lyrics of that song probably weren’t so light. I was just more thinking that it wasn’t filmed in the dark was all. So it probably *looked* lighter, as opposed to “sounded” lighter. I was focussed on something else at the time. Sorry about that.
I fact I request that you remove that second song, Tim.
*In* fact. Ah, it can stay there, stay calm 🙂
That reminds me of what happened yesterday when I went grocery shopping. The store didn’t have a particular item so I thought I’d check at another store on my way home. Store #2 didn’t have it either, but as I stood perusing the shelves, a lovely old gentleman came up and said, “Could you help an old man who’s also blind?” (He was exaggerating about the blind part but maybe not much.) He showed me his list, written in shaky handwriting on a scrap of paper, and asked, “Did I put orange juice on there twice?” I said, “Yes, I believe you did.” He said, “Well, I got two cans of orange juice but I guess that’s all right.” Then he thanked me and said with a little smile, “Do me a favour, when you get old don’t go blind too.” I’m sure anyone else he asked would have helped him too, but I was touched by this little encounter. I felt that we had both brought light into one another’s lives for that moment.
I love those tender moments God sends our way wherever they may be, including the grocery aisle.
Pineapple juice is my favourite, Tim. What’s your favourite?
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