Sometimes, life is harsh ~ and I admit ~ it is difficult to see a redeeming path through suffering.
Quite honestly, I have found that redeeming the future requires a conscious effort to look for beauty amid the sharp contrast of pain; to look for a glimpse of hope in the middle of despair.
As Tony worked in the yard this morning, he noticed some new blooms. He called for me to come and see "
something beautiful, absolutely beautiful
There in our small cactus garden was beauty ~ in sharp contrast. It would be so easy to miss these tiny flowers, unless your eyes were trained to look for beauty, even in the unexpected places.
Oh that we may train our eyes to see a redeeming path, in sharp contrast, to the pain and suffering that comes our way.