Sunday, March 25, 2007

i beg your pardon

I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain sometime.

I always liked that Lynn Anderson song. :)
I think it could just as well be God talking to us.

We have promises galore, but He never promised our life on earth would be pretty. Or easy. Or smell good. So why do we act so surprised when things are messy.

We have so much to look forward to in heaven, but know what? This ain't heaven.

But He hasn't left us to just suffer and moan and groan. He has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. He promised to always be with us. And has given us so many promises for earthly life that I can't begin to keep track. And he also guarantees that this time on earth will be shorter than a fleas pinky toe. So "smile for a while and let's be jolly. Life shouldn't be so melancholy."

1 comment:

  1. I see you have no comments after all theses years, so i will change that. I think the song Rose Garden resonated with so many people because it is so TRUE. Expecting life to be rosy all the time is naive and will only make us hurt more. Thank Jesus for his promises.


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