Monday, November 10, 2008

Meaningful Monday


The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.

But, the man did not hear.

So the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.

But, the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shined brightly.

But the man did not see.

And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." And, a life was born.

But, the man did not notice.

So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here."

Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. But, the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

I think we all get so wrapped up in our problems, sadness and despair that we fail to recognize God's messages when they come to us.

Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.

May your week be filled with many blessings.


Linds said...

Lovely, Jo! A great reminder. Have a good day!

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Love this Post! I've always tried to count my Blessins', Be Thankful etc. With Dh being laid off for almost 7 mons. now ,I have really learned to trust God and be very Thankful for what we have! I do have a few days being down, but when I feel it coming on I start counting my Blessins', and Pray, read my bible etc. and its amazing how uplifting it is!
Hope you have a great wk.

Mike Golch said...

great posting,Jo.I hope that you and JD had a great weekend!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

SO SO SO very true...
thank you

Jess said...

This was a perfect post!

Have a wonderful and blessed week.

Love, Jess

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Wise words indeed, Jo.

Hope your week is a good one. :o)

Love and hugs,


Kate said...

Hi again Jo, I'm with Jess and the rest of your commenters today. Thank you for this post I found it really meaningful... It's funny that you said that I know where all the smiles are kept Jo - I'm not so sure about that, though I do try and stay hopeful.

You certainly know where the bottle of Hope and the jars of Joy are kept... Oh Lord, I'm still missing my Best friend who died in May and do you know that John Lennon's song has just started, her daughter asked me before the funeral what song I thought would be apt for the funeral - that was it ! talk about messages and being touched.... Thanks Jo Love from the other side of the Pond...

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening Jo, thanks for posting such a wonderful post.. these words are so heartfelt.. Many blessings to you this week.Hugs, Baba

Prixie said...

i should keep this in mind...

Mountain Mama said...

Great post. We are never so aware of our blessings as when we see someone less fortunate.