After I have spent some time near a waterfall or a mountain stream,
I come home and think about it for weeks.
I think about how, even though I am not standing there, that waterfall is still
there with the water continually flowing day after day.
I spent one day this week at the hospital, waiting as my oldest brother
had a 5 1/2 hour surgery to remove a large tumor and his left kidney.
The waiting room was packed with people of all ages,
each waiting on news of their loved one.
I feel the same way after I have spent time in a hospital waiting room as I feel after I have spent time by a mountain stream.........for weeks, I think, even though I am not there, there are people filling that waiting room again today and tomorrow and the next day and the next, each with a burden, each praying and waiting anxiously for good news.
I pray for them, these people that I do not know.
People with a burden. People with a need.
I am grateful for:
- answered prayers for good news of my brother
- sweet friends who will pray for me when I ask
- reminders of grace and compassion
"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful."
Sharing at A LA CARTE for Gratitude Sunday