Sunday, April 3, 2011

~~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~~ Send the Light


Despite the fact yesterday was simply gorgeous (and today looks to be the same!), sometimes the skies above turn gray, storm clouds arise and the hope and promise for a beautiful day fades away.  Every once in a while I look up to the heavens and say~

"Um, God...it's pretty dark down here!  Can you PLEEZE send some SUN?"

If I'm speaking the truthfully here...this was a tough week.  I waved goodbye to my Mr. AGPMan as he flew out on business to Washington DC (which I ALWAYS HATE), I said goodbye as the earthly body of my longtime friend was lowered into the earth, I struggled to understand a painful encounter and I even questioned the Most High over why He sometimes allows things to come into my life that I feel I can hardly bear...

This morning as I sat with a cup of my favorite tea my eyes passed over several favorite scriptures that reminded me that sometimes I get so preoccupied with the darkness around me I miss God's Light.  I often confuse my need for SUNSHINE with my sincere and never-ending desire for the SON...

"The Lord is my light and my salvation..."
(Psalm 27:1)

Blessings for a LIGHT-FILLED DAY!

Love to you~

17 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Where would we be without the Word to fall back on for comfort tailored to our needs by the Holy Spirit. I am sorry for your loss. It is difficult, eben when we know we will spend eternity with them. And it is amazing how the enemy comes in like a flood when we are vulnerable. Jehovah Nissi...the Lord is our banner!
Ruth

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Rebecca~ Sometimes I struggle with those same things! I wonder WHY some things have to happen. I am in a dilemma at work right now and wonder how it ever got to this point...and feel frustrated and anxious. I look at my beautiful grandchildren and wonder sometimes what their struggles will be in the future. I try NOT to do that because I know we are supposed to accept what is, and live for today, but the humaness in me makes me long to protect them...

I wish I could just sit with you at your kitchen table this day and share a cup of coffee and girl talk to our heart's content. I love coming here and seeing your beautiful face and your heartfelt and sometimes, soul wrenching, posts. God bless you this Sunday and this week~ xxoo Diana

Judy Miller said...

Thank You Dear Sweet Rebecca, I needed that today. I'm always uplifted by your words. God has given you a powerful gift, thankfully you are using it to benefit those who read your blog and to glorify his name.
Blessing to you and your family,
Judy

Mari said...

AWW SWEETIE, I GET DOWN AT TIMES TOO AND ASK GOD WHY!!!
BUT LIKE YOU MY FAITH IS STRONG AND SOLID, AND KEEPS ME GOING, OUR LORD HAS A PLAN FOR US ALL....
SORRY YOU HAD SUCH A HARD WEEK SWEETIE, I'LL SEND A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR LOTS OF SUNSHINE FOR YOU :)

BIG HUGGERS TO YOU...
XOXOXOXO~MARI

Theresa said...

Yes, sometimes it appears dark when it is light! I totally understand! I pray that the clouds part and the sun comes shining thru in your heart!

Have a blessed day, BIG HUGS!

Donna said...

Is is a beautiful day here with rain expected tomorrow.
I know the pain of losing a loved one and it is so hard. My sweet precious daugher went to Heaven 19 months ago. You always wonder why my child? Burying my daughter was the most difficult day of my life. I wonder sometimes how I survived it ... I know God was there with me and my family. I still cry everyday and there are days I don't want to get out of bed. They say with time it gets better but I am beginning to wonder. I know God is not going to give me more than I can handle but sometimes I feel I am to the breaking point. God had plans for Amber the day she was born and she touched so many lives in her 29 years here on this earth as your friend has touched yours.
I do know one thing and that is we will all be reunited again one day! I can't wait to see my sweet girl :)
Hugs,
Donna

Carolyn said...

Thanking the Lord along with you that He is always near...even through the dark days. May His light shine through the darkness and bring you thoughts of beauty and peace, sweet Rebecca!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Linda said...

Rebecca...

It is so hard to say good bye to our dear friends. This is happening more and more to John and I at our ages.

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. {{Hugs}}and Prayers.

My hubby went on a little trip this week too and it seemed so strange for him not to be here with me everyday. Since he is retired we are always together. And I miss him so much when he isn't here.

But it gives me a new appreciation of my sweet man, and when he comes home I am so happy to see him.

Yes, gloomy,dark days make us beg for some sunlight...but you are right...we do need to be looking for the "Son"~~light everyday in His word! He is always there for us.

May He lift your head and your heart today...and in the days ahead as you let Him share your grief!

Love, Linda

Rita said...

It is darkest just before the dawn. We don't understand why things happen and wonder why we have to go through them, but with faith in God, it is so much easier than if we had none. I'm so sorry for your loss and sorry that your AGAP man had to be gone at this time. Love ya, sweet Rebecca!

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Dear Rebecca,
I am so sorry for your loss of your dear friend and also that your Baby is away for the week. I know that you will get through this next week and be stronger on the other side of it.
How about a "Rebecca Week!"!
Book a facial, a manicure, a pedicure and a hair cut and maybe some new highlights. Take yourself out for lunch or dinner...All by yourself!! Enjoy your "me alone time". Send yourself a bouquet of lovely flowers!! Take yourself for a drive to a city an hour or two away and check out their thrift stores!!! Read a good book; may I suggest "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It is the first of a series of books that I love to escape into. One night this next week order pizza for yourself and watch a couple of movies that YOU want to watch. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy every single minute. Something wonderful is going to happen to you this week. I just know it!!!
Love and warm hugs, Laura

JoAnne said...

Hi Rebecca,
I am truly sorry for your loss. If anyone's faith and love of life and God can carry them through, I am certain it is you.
Your words have often brightened my day. I'm sending lots and lots of healing love your way. Hope it helps.
xo
JoAnne

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wishing I was closer....we could give each other a hug...I find that and the Lord always seem to help. Not fix...but help! Hope your hubby is home soon. Have a good, better new week!!

Anonymous said...

HEY REBECCA... SORRY FOR YOUR WEEK... JUST ALWAYS THINK "IT COULD BE WORSE"..... I HAD SOME HEALTH ISSURES FOR A MONTH NOW... FINALLY LAST WED.. IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF... I HAD A MASS AS BIG AS A SMALL APPLE.. AND SOME MORE ISSUES... BUT WITH GOD'S HELP I AM FINE... I FIND THE RESULTS TOMORROW... CHIN UP... AND A SMILE ON THAT BEAUTIFUL FACE... YOU CAN MAKE IT.... ALWAYS LOVE READING YOUR BLOG.. HOPE TIME FLIES BY FAST SO YOUR HUBBY WILL BE HOME BEFORE YOU KNOW IT... HAVE A GOOD WEEK.. LOHOMA

The Cranky Queen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. YOU are not alone, I often question why things happen and I know I shouldnt...I know that God has a reason for everything...but as humans, that understanding is often out of our perspectives...I love the scripture and plan on using it as my weekly verse to remind me that GOD is an awesome GOD! Tiff

sonya said...

Sweet Rebecca,
The things that are happening to you and around you are happening so that you will draw closer to Him. I find that when I am walking through that valley of darkness, I reach up my hands to worship and praise Him, through my tears. I before I know it, my burdens are invisibly floating out through my fingertips right into His. And He is filling me back up with that peace and joy that can only come from our Lord. I am praying for you dear one.
Blessings and love,
Sonya

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Rebecca, I hope you have awakened to a brighter day and that God will protect, help and bless you. It's so hard to lose a close friend, in this time of sadness and sorrow know that I offer my most heartfelt sympathy. I hope your sweetie gets back home soon.

Hugs to you sweet lady.

Nancy

Primitive Echoes said...

Amen to that.
Kat

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