Saturday, December 29, 2018

The One Thing We Can Always Choose; Response

Not gonna lie
Oh, some days I
Could fill the sky
With loud lament
But would good is
A tantrum’s hiss
But proof of this
Proud discontent
We cannot choose each circumstance
Only response to what it grants

© Janet Martin

Two examples of response from the Bible that always impact and humble me; 
one from the Old Testament...

Then Job's wife said to him,
 “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”
 He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. 
Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" 
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Job 2:9-10

...and one from the New

This is from the story of the angel coming to Mary,
 a young virgin, to tell her she will have a baby,
 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. 

 Luke 1:38

and, on the bright side, this piece of art was lying on the driveway this morning!


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