Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The tempest and the calm

Yesterday was a wild day.

Hot and very windy,

and while bushfires raged in the west

we had some fires of our own to put out,


Hard work.

And the rest of the day was also hard.

But after a night of tossing and turning

in the smoky air

today has turned out to be much calmer

and we are just taking it one step at a time.

"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character."        - Albert Schweitzer

Although it wasn't at all a "great calamity",

especially compared to those struck by bushfires,

it was pretty intense.

But I'm doing ok today, 

so I guess I must just be frivolous. 

But there's hope for me ...

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 NIV


Amy at love made my home said...

Sometimes this is all easier said than done. It is easier to say "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" but a lot harder when you are in the situation. I hope though that you can keep strong.

Hill upon Hill said...

Yes perseverence. God is with us.