Sunday, August 3, 2008

God's Light Always Shines Through....

This past week was long and at times stressful. Every night this past week after work the family headed to the ballpark to work due to a state tournament Athens was hosting. We did not get into bed any this past week before 1am.

At the end of last week I had employee problems. When I realized I had a problem with this employee I went to my car and grabbed my bible because I was stuck on the decision I needed to make. When I opened my bible I came to 2 Kings 2:20-22 "20 Bring me a NEW bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.' " 22 And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken." This scripture spoke to me, and I listened unfortunately it was not the decision I wanted to make but...yep you guessed it...I had to fire someone. If you know me, you know that I hate I mean hate doing that. I get so sick to my stomach and butterflies like crazy.

Then as I was traveling back from Linden after a birthday party I received a little gift myself....A lovely speeding ticket. I can not even remember the last time I got a ticket of any kind. The cop who pulled me over was sooooo RUDE. I had to literally bite my tongue. He also wrote me up for expired insurance card which I then showed him the correct one and he said to me well I have already wrote up the ticket, I am not going to change it so just send it to the judge. My dad being a police officer said well could he not use a pen and scratch it off?

Then on Sunday as I was doing some laundry I noticed the wind had picked up. There were things blowing everywhere. So I walked outside and looked up and I thought to myself man there is fixing to be some kind of storm. Then my picture taking self took over and I went to get my camera because I saw a great photo op. And a photo I did get!

When you see a scene like this you can't help but know that God is here with us. When you think the dark side is creeping up and the devil is getting his way in your life, God always has his light shining through. Sometimes we just forget to look for it! What a perfect picture that shows God's presence!


Flo said...

Sorry you've had such a yuck week! That happens sometimes and tickets make the whole month worse practically! : ) I know you probably did the exact thing that was needed at're a very wise woman!

JimBo said...

It never gets any easier to let someone go. Those feelings you get are a good thing though, if you loose them you loose the goodness you have in you that every one loves and respects you for.

The Lorick Family said...

What a great picture! I love that God always has a way of letting us know that he is here and still in control. Hopefully this week is going better!