Monday, February 7, 2011

Count It All Joy!

Good Morning Saints,
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. If you didn't, you will have to find a way to count it all joy--easier said than done.... When we look back at our pasts and look ahead at our futures, sometimes, it's difficult to see clearly what we have endured and what we must continue to endure. A friend of mine has a child who is mentally and physically challenged. She needs attention 24 hours a day. Although she could place her child in a facility, she chooses to keep her at home. Yes, it is a major job, but she would rather have her child by her side than at a facility. Sometimes, she wonders why God created her child this way and other days she praises  Him for giving her this beautiful child. Whenever we discuss her hardships, she says that she is learning to "count it all joy," one day at a time. Although she and I are the same age, she looks much younger and has so much more energy. She always laughs and tells me that she doesn't have time to get old because she has to take care of her child. Wow! She is my hero! Do you know someone who has a burden to bear and wears it  like a beautiful cloak? If  only we all could wear our burdens like my friend! Let's all learn from her and count it all joy! Be blessed, saints!

Scripture for the Day

Galatians 6:2 (New International Version, ©2010)

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Music for the Day(Count It All Joy
(A tribute to Black cinema)
Craft for the Day(African American angel coasters)

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