Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Glimpses of His Grace

My husband and I have faced numerous losses in the last 6 years or so.Losses of health,employment,finances.Loss of friends and family members through old age and disease.Consequently we've faced times of fear as well as depression.It is a common thing,even among Christians.Sometimes we have even had to sell precious possessions to make ends meet.You do what you have to do.At least this has been our experience.But in the midst of all this grief,pain,sorrow and loss we've seen His grace as well.I was pondering this while in our bathroom yesterday.I was observing how pretty the stained glass angel night light was that one of my younger sisters had given me.They were a set of 2.One graces a small alcove in our living room.Sandy knew of my love of color,stained glass and angels.And she graciously bought these for Christmas last year.They have been a continual remembrance of His grace.How He provides light for us in the dark places in our lives.A bit of beauty in our day,just like the sun that rises and shines it's light on us.A reminder that He sends His angels,ministering spirits,to protect us and to guard us.And He reminds me of His love through the love of my sister.Glimpses of His grace.Sometimes they're small.Sometimes they're great.But they're always present in even the darkest times in our lives if we but look for them.
Blessings~Sharon


10 comments:

Jo said...

They truly are small at times... I've had glimpses of them myself as I've battled some depression of late (will write you soon!) so thank you for the loving reminder of His very existence.
Well I've tagged you for some fun at my blog, dear friend. Another meme!
Much love,
Jo

breaths of the heart said...

He truly does provide light in the midst of the darkness! What an encouraging post that I am sure will minister to many! Thank you for allowing God to use you!

Teri Leigh said...

I love the new look of your blog. It is so inviting and easy to read. Plus, pink is my favorite color. Thank you for the reminder to look for glimpses of His grace. I needed that today.

Sharon said...

Dearest Jo:
Yes,sometimes these glimpses take a lot of deep looking but I believe they can be found.I know this from experience dear friend.I have looked at that meme and will get to it when time permits!I eagerly await your letter(s).Blessings to you~Sharon

Sharon said...

Bless your heart Victoria.Your words bless.That is partly why I began to blog.I wanted to bless and encourage others as well as honor God by using this"gift"of writing.Husband and I have made it through so very much I just cannot help but share these glimpses of His grace extended.Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Bless you Teri!So glad you have stopped by.Happy to"see"you!Thank you for your kind words about my new look.I loved the old template but longed for a change.Pink is,to me,such a summery color,a happy color.One cannot be sad around pink I think! LOL I am glad to know this ministered to you.Bless you~Sharon

L.L. Barkat said...

Sharon, what a beautiful reflection, 'midst hard things.

Sharon said...

Hi L.L.~
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!I will be back and soon to peruse and comment on your own wonderful blogs!Blessings~Sharon

Barbara said...

Inspirational post. So right, the darkest times are when we find Him most. Blessings to you, keep sharing your faith.

Enjoyed the meme.

Sharon said...

Hello my friend from across the pond!:-)Isn't that the phrase?Good to"see"you.Thanks for stopping by and commenting.I will continue to share as he gives utterance!Blessings~Sharon