Saturday, March 6, 2010

Diamond and Stone

     The late John Denver sang, "Some Days are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)".  I find that most days are a combination of both.  Thursday was such a day.  It started out with a morning call from a friend rescheduling a date due to illness.  My car died not once but twice that morning.  It looked like it could be a stone day, but a diamond was sent my way.  My first call was automatic to my husband who was over an hour from home; the second was to our friend Todd.  He was there in minutes.  He escorted me to the nearest shop and stayed with me until my vehicle was up and and running again. My grateful husband arrived after the fact.

      Todd is having many stone days of late. We wish we could turn them all to diamond for him. While we can't do that for him, we can return his friendship as best we can and pray God's very best for him.  Even when our days feel like stone, we can be a diamond to another.  We all struggle with the stones of hurt, betrayal and rejection; often from the ones we love the most. The best we can do is to trust God, ask Him to help us recognize and be grateful for the diamonds He sends our way.

      There is a famous diamond appropriately named, "The Light of Peace."

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

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