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by Leigh Moran firstname.lastname@example.org
A friend of mine talked about the rocks that had been in her path the past few months. That got me started thinking about all my “rocks” I have found over my lifetime along my path.
The pain, I wrote about in February is a REALLY big rock and it is still there, slowing me down. When I say slowing me down, it is really a “snails” pace as I have to get around with a walker right now.
I am writing this so anyone else who finds those “rocks” in their path, need to stop and rest upon one a bit. Surely, as in my life, you must have a really big rock as well. One that can support you, sitting upon it weeping, as I do.
It seems that I will never get rid of this pain and get my life back to a somewhat normal life that I once had. Growing old, well, I never did think too much about it, until now!
Always being active and working so hard and enjoying my time in my garden and not having to rely on anyone else really came to a halt! It about breaks my heart when I think about all the wonderful time I spent doing things that I love to do.
One of the rocks that I carry around my neck is one of self-pity. I have enough education to understand the dynamics of my personality. That is one of blaming myself for all that is wrong in my life.
Now, God does not want us to do that to “His” child. Try as hard as I can, sometimes it is very hard for me to see the “glass half full,” rather than “half empty.” Before my pain I saw that glass “half full,” most times.
So let us just stop for a moment and focus on our “rocks, and see what we can do to release the “heaviness” they cause in our lives. First we must realize that we are not alone in this vast “Rock Garden.” There are tiny “pebbles” that kind of mess with us, then come the “plain normal rocks” that may cause us to stumble, then the “medium” ones that make us stop and take a breath, and then, of course, those “boulders” that just about cause us to sit down and cry upon.
So, after analyzing all the “rocks” in my garden of life I have come to the conclusion that I must navigate around these “rocks” knowing that I have a Father who is leading me about them so I do not get one pebble stuck in between my toes; that I do not stumble over a normal rock; the medium one, where I just stop and take a deep breath and go on around it; and the boulder that stops me; but yet I refuse to weep in self-pity as I stop and bow my head and Praise God for knowing the Holy Spirit is walking with me in my “Rock Garden.”
My rock story is only starting to unfold before my eyes. Soon, the ROCK of ETERNAL LIFE will be rolled away from the TOMB of our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, once again, and we will be saved from the torment of all the “rocks” we have to endure on our path through life.
Jesus died for us, no one ever encountered so many “rocks” as He did in trying to show us the Love His Father has for each of us.
So, when I think of the “rocks” that lay in my path I know I must keep my faith strong. I know that I am Blessed because I believe God can and will remove those rocks from my path, somehow and some way, if I will just pray and keep my heart, mind and soul open this His directions to lead me forth in life.
So when the Easter Tide is upon us, forget the “rocks” you encounter and look only toward the Open Tome with the Rock Rolled aside…. You are Saved, you are Forgiven, and You Are Loved, because God loved His Only Son, Jesus, to save you!
I remain His humble servant,