Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 231, August 19

My sister and I were lamenting the loss of energy and strength that frequently accompany the passing of the years. How did we keep up with our children, we wondered. How did we do everything necessary to keep five children clean and clothed, to deliver them to orthodontist appointments and Little League practice, to make sure teeth were brushed and prayers were said?
"God knew we needed extra energy during those years," I said.
Looking back, I realize how right I was. God did give us extra energy. He gives us exactly what we need at any given time.
I don't always recognize that. Certainly, I don't always appreciate it. I grumble about what I perceive as lacks or deficiences in my life. Only when I look with eyes opened to the eternal nature of life do I understand God's wisdom.
So, for today, I am grateful for God's wisdom.

1 comment:

  1. Um, not to sound ungrateful, but. . . this is it? This is the extra energy I'm granted?