There are so many things that we take for granted. And I for one like to truly stop and smell the roses whenever I can. As a matter of fact, when I first enter the grocery store, I stop and smell the roses and Gerber daisies. I rarely buy them, it's just something I like to do before I begin shopping.
Here at our sort of new building at work, I have a very nice window. It's really huge actually. It used to be a school. I have a beautiful passionate purple butterfly taped to the window and I used to laugh and say that it was a replica of me trying to get on the other side. As if, I were trapped behind my desk and swamped in paperwork unable to flee. But I've since made peace with that part of my life. You all know the story behind that...
Anyway, from my window, I love to see the beautiful trees swaying from left to right, leaves drizzling to the ground, the raindrops and down pours of God's glory replenishing his crops, and the first snow flakes that we all eagerly await. As I type this, a big red fire engine just drove by and it always reminds me of little boys who grow up dreaming to be firemen. I've even documented the Butterfly sightings as they happily fluttered by my window throughout the summer.
But truly, this post was inspired by something I see all to often. Families walking by with that look on their face. You know that "something awful has happened look?" It immediately makes my heart sad, because where I sit happens to be right next to the Violent Crime Office, and that look usually means that a loved one was killed. Sorry to say that I'm used to the violent crime, but I never get use to that look that says, "Someone I loved has died."
Not to make light of the situation, but I trust in the Lord and I truly believe that His plan for us in His Kingdom is much bigger and better than this plan that we have for ourselves. I know that it does not comfort the families and will not bring back the loved ones, but we have to hold onto the something while we're down here on earth.
Love and peace always,