I found this story that really spoke to my heart at
and knew I just had to share with y'all, in case you aren't a follower there. It's a story of how we should not see our experiences....or those of others....as a blessing, or a curse. Only God can see the "big picture" and our only HOPE
should be that HE receives the glory!!!
A white stallion ride into the paddocks of an old man and all the villagers congratulated him on such good fortune. The old man only offered this:
"Is it a curse or a blessing?
All we can see is a sliver.
Who can see what will come next?"
When the white horse ran off, the townsfolk were convinced the white stallion had been a curse. The old man lived surrendered and satisfied in the will of God alone:
"I cannot see as He sees."
And when the horse returned with a dozen more horses, the townsfolk declared it a blessing, yet the old man said only,
"It is as He wills and I give thanks for His will."
Then the man's only son broke his leg when thrown from the white stallion. The town folk all bemoaned the bad fortune of that white stallion. And the old man had only offered,
"We'll see. We'll see.
It is as He wills and I give thanks for His will."
When a draft for a war took all the young men off to battle but the son with the broken leg, the villagers all proclaimed the good fortune of that white horse. And the old man said but this,
"We see only a sliver of the sum.
We cannot see how the bad might be good.
God is sovereign and He is good and He sees and works all things together for good."
As I read this story, I was reminded of this verse of scripture....
I Corinthians 13:12
Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
What joy it brings to my heart that God knows me completely....
....and still loves me in spite of myself.
I'm quite content to leave the "big picture" up to HIM!!!
HOPE you have a Wonderful Wednesday,
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!