It is one of those gentle rains. I love sitting at the window, listening to the raindrops falling onto the patio and watching the birds enjoying their bath. A good day to stay home and be quiet. This will be a good day for the flowers, the grass and the potted plants, too. God's provision.
It is a good day for thinking. I am mulling over yesterday's sermon, a very heavy one. It came from the lips of a guest preacher, one who has known much pain in his life and has allowed God to use the hurtful things he experienced as a youth to feed a ministry to young people who desperately need someone who understands and comes along side to help carry the load.
I am thinking about forgiveness, trust, mercy.....God's grace, raining down and transforming lives, bringing beauty from ashes. A good day for gratitude, for prayer, for thinking.
"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." ~ Mark Twain