shadows

HOW DARK IS YOUR LIFE?

HOW DARK?

 

How dark has your life become? Do shadows dim the path you have chosen? Does sin make your heart ache?

 

Are the very walls of your life threatening to fall down around you as you try to do everything on your own?

 

 

 

 

Have you kept company with people whose evil ways have entangled you? What has trapped you, covered you, and distorted the reflection of God in your countenance?

 

The red drops of our Savior’s shed blood can cleanse all sin. Ask him to draw near.

God’s church, his people, can help comfort you along all rugged trails and journeys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sweetness and beauty of God’s peace can fill your soul.

Light will once again shine upon the path you walk.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:

 though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

 though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18, KJV

Please, scroll down and leave your comments about your walk with God.

Thank you. All pictures were taken at Homeland Heritage Park or the Peace River boardwalk in Florida. I worked at Homeland for two years, plus led tours at the Peace River. If you read my Welcome page, you will see that I love writing about this area and hope to get my book published.

Karen Campbell Prough

BLENDING IN

DO YOU BLEND IN?

Think of a picture that has everything blended and perfect. It can be interesting. People will stand in front of it, cock their heads to the side, and murmur to eachother, “Oh, how pretty. I wish I could paint like that.” But will they remember its actual details a year later? Pictures with contrast catch our eye. It doesn’t have to be an attractive picture. It can be totally ugly. It might be unprofessional, but the main subject shouts at us, and our interest locks on it. We forget about the busy background or a dull setting.

When we think about life—what stands out about people we meet?

The things that jolt us to an abrupt halt are the moments we remember. Those times cause us to burst out in laughter or catch our breath with a sob.

What about a stranger that stops to help you? You remember them. You may never see them again but their kindness sticks with you. You don’t recall their compassion because they had a handsome face or they dressed like a model, but you will never forget them. Perhaps, it was only the fact that they soothed your upset child when you were at the end of your tolerance. What about the person who helped you gather dropped packages on the sidewalk? Your personal lists of remembrances can go on and on if you reflect back on your own life.

So, do you blend in? Or are you touching people’s lives in such a way that they won’t forget what you said, what you did, or how your immediate reactions helped them with a predicament? Do they know you care about them?

Step out of the shadows and touch someone today. Stand out for your Lord and Savior.

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Matthew 25: 34-36 KJV

Do you want to step from the shadows? Please, leave your comments below.

© Karen Campbell Prough 2012

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