I guess it's because this life, constrained and painful as it is, is still mine.
And each sunrise is still a miracle.
Now that's picturesque, and it's true, but methinks it's not enough.
Why is it still worth it?
In a word, opportunity.
There's also the opportunity for gratitude. Certainly not "I'm so grateful for my illness as it has brought me closer to God!"
There are other ways of getting closer to God, but I am grateful for the perspective I have found, that does not approach God as a giver-outer-of-good-stuff-to-good-followers. I'm certainly not the greatest person around, but I didn't deserve this.
And this is validated by the real God that we find in the Bible, and immanent in our lives. He doesn't protect us from bad things, but He brings the equilibrium that gets us through them...even if 'through' means an ending in death.
And finally, thanks to the new Heroes And Icons TV channel and their solid Star Trek evenings six nights a week, there's the opportunity to catch up on all of the episodes I missed, from all of the series'.
Just thought I'd throw that in.
Music today is from The Calling, with Our Lives. I hope you enjoy it!
I do ask that you be patient with my slow replies to your comments (which we treasure). I'm trying to stay caught up.
Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.