“God will not look you over for medals,
degrees or diplomas
but for scars.”
(robin redbreast /Julie Cook / 2017)
A dear friend recently shared this bit of wisdom with me…
and what is wisdom if it is not in turn shared once again….
“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head,
this you cannot change,
but that they build nests in your hair,
this you can prevent.”
Thank you Paul…..
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
Those words from Philippians have been my strength since I was in high school and memorized them then, Very difficult to follow at times but what a grace when we are able to turn our cares over to the Lord! Blessings on your day.
Amen. Lean into his peace, He’s got the whole world in His hands.
I really believe all the tears, all the scars are like an offering to Him. He collects our tears in a bottle and our scars are a bit like His, evidence of having risked it all for love.
It all reminds me of my nephew, he never opened his toys,but preferred to keep them pristine in the box, because they’re all going to be collector’s items someday and worth money. Well yes, but that’s the saddest thing ever, a toy that never got to be a toy! A proper toy should be all dirty and missing an ear, evidence that it actually lived and was loved.
Shades of the velveteen rabbit
Odd. How old is that kid?
good question—perhaps a curator in the making
I guess that could be a good thing. It is unusual for a child to value toys so much he would play with them. Yet treating something as too precious to use is something his parents might have done. Some things are sold just to collect.
I just think a toy is meant to be played with—I’ve never been one to just put it aside for that time down the road when it just might be worth a small fortune…with my luck, I never would have gotten to see the day it came into its full expensive collector’s glory… and there would have been a good toy gone for naught 🙂
Thank goodness. I’ve got plenty of those.
Needed this one today. All month really. Thanks.
And those words came from my friend there in Dublin
Trust the Irish. 😉
I’ve learned 🙃
Wisdom indeed. Great photo! 🙂 ❤
No need to worry. Not enough hair for a nest.