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Jan

23


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Have you ever had a time when you were overwhelmed, in pain, and in a hurry? What about when you thought you were doing a good job covering your feelings, and you were told that you really weren’t covering them at all? Let me tell you a story….

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to vend at a local craft fair. The day before it was to be going on,  we were busily preparing, gathering, and loading supplies. I was not feeling the best, but nevertheless, I was trying to stay cheerful and keep singing. My proud self thought that she was doing pretty well with this task of covering my feelings. Then, in the business of the evening, I scurried past a younger sibling in the hallway. This sibling scowled at me. Quite shocked, I asked if she was ok.

"Yes", she replied calmly, and really quite sweetly. "I was just being a mirror for you."

Oh yes, all of my righteousness is as filthy rags. God’s grace was sufficient for my now humbled self, and I was able to laugh at the remark as I quickly changed my facial expression.

Praise the LORD for younger siblings, and for His kindness and mercy in gently correcting the pride that rises in the hearts of His children. "His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endureth to all generations."



3 Responses to “God’s Grace and A Merciful Reminder”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Such a good reminder – thank you! And yes, praise God for siblings who encourage and challenge us to do right. 🙂 I can totally relate to trying so hard and yet still failing in my own strength. Isn’t it awesome that we can rest in HIM and let Him be our STRENGTH! <3

  2. Donald S. Says:

    Yes, praise the Lord for grace. Praise the Lord for humility too. Dad has a saying “If you can’t find any other reason for why God would allow something to happen in your life, you can at least be sure that it is an opportunity to learn humility”.

  3. Jacob Martin Says:

    What a wonderful reminder. I catch myself feeling prideful, and more often than not I catch an expression too! It is easy to think you might not affect those around you if you try to act a certain way, but your heart behind your actions always is visible to someone, even if you don’t realize it. Why you do what you do is something I have to think about so often, as I realize I put on an expression or face for the wrong reasons.

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