Thursday, February 19, 2009

We must remember

Winter is a time where all seems dry, barren, cold and dark. The days seem to go on endlessly. Winter is when the land must lie fallow. But without the rest and cold of winter, spring does not come.

I had a short but intense conversation with the woman who comes in and waters my plant in my library. She is a Protestant Christian; we spoke of Christ; she reminded me that Christ too felt abandoned - My God my God why have You forsaken me? and I reminded her of how an Angel came and strengthened Christ right before. I asked her, and what came after this? she said He died. and what came after this? He rose again.

Yes, I said. And he promised that we would not be abandoned. That the Holy Spirit would come and would not leave us.

She asked me do you believe in angels?

Yes, I said. I do believe in Angels. They are in the Bible.

And do you believe that sometimes people come and they are Angels? she asked.

I pondered. I believe that God brings people to us; yes.

Shortly after this, she left.

I am often a foolish young woman. I panic and forget God's care. I get overwhelmed in the night and fail to see things as they are. Yet God graces me with so many signs of His care and love.

I must remember, my winters are for a reason. I know so many who are suffering from many different things. We must not give up hope. Not only does summer come again, but Christ's Pasca has come. Oh that we can abide in Christ's life and Pasca in every season.


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Some simple summer pictures:





The above is the summer lake where my Church's picnic was.

My old apartment when a friend came for tea and I dressed up my table accordingly.





10 comments:

Professor Howdy said...
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Michelle M. said...

Good post. It is hard sometimes to see the positive things in life. I know I struggle with that when I feel so sick. But we have God and our faith to carry us through. Prayers for you.

elizabeth said...

M- It is hard when we are sick. We carry each other through our prayers. my small prayers continue for you.

E Helena E said...

Elizabeth - this post is also a blessing to me and the photos speak of serenity. Thank you.

elizabeth said...

dear E-H,

may we rest in God's peace today by His grace...

Victoria said...

surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses...
those around us can be a huge blessing and comfort.

Mimi said...

Beautiful. Ironically, we read that this morning in today's reading.

elizabeth said...

V - yes, we are surrounded by this great cloud more than we know...

Mimi - I read this in my morning reading today too...

Meadowlark Days said...

It was good to catch up on your blog and your life after a week of company. Sending a prayer your way. I loved your photos!

elizabeth said...

K - thank you! I should mention that the second picture in this post was taken by a friend, who was over for tea!

Was thinking of you this week and that you had company! so nice to have loved ones come by... :)