Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Faith Blog (back to angry politics later or Monday!)

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1: 2-4
The rain may test us, but a beautiful umbrella of faith will be pure joy......Have a wonderful Sunday............the Z's


Linda said...

Thanks, Z, this is wonderful. Blessings to you this wonderful Lord's day.

Ducky's here said...

The rain doesn't "test" us so much as make us aware that we all have tribulations and sometimes it's necessary to remind the most blessed among us of others conditions so that the so called blessed do not end up like the rich man ignoring Lazarus at the banquet.

Z said...

Thanks, Linda..Blessings to you, too.

Ducky, this morning, my verse is about us; some of us are being tested in ways others couldn't imagine. This is for them. There are no 'so called blessed' in the Bible; we are all blessed no matter how rough things get.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo, as usual, Z.

It's so often difficult to see and feel the blessings in our life during those times of suffering. With the passage of time, I've been able to look back and realize that I wouldn't change a thing. I think that's nothing short of a miracle in itself.

God is so very good in His gentleness.

Brooke said...

While under such an umbrella, sometimes the rain can be beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Z, thank you for this meaningful reminder of acknowledging there is always the personal "work" required to persevere at times when that is most difficult, and seems out of reach.

Ducky, it is not for us to decide who among us is blessed. It's not always obvious to others what our blessings are and how we perceive them.

Is the rich man more blessed than the poor man? Not that I can see.

We're all tested in ways only we know. Tribulation knows no favorites and can come to anyone at any time.

Faith can give us the strength to see it through, and that applies to us all, if we let it.


Deborah on the Bayside said...

Your post could not have come at a better time. Blessings.

Z said...

Pris, what a great comment..thanks for your thoughts.

Deborah...God bless you, honey.

Anonymous said...

I needed to hear that too, Pris.

David Schantz said...


Your Sunday Faith Blogs really help me out when the really busy Sundays roll around. I feel blessed to be married to my best friend.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Susannah said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Thank you so much for this reminder, Z.

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