Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Milk

When the wee leprechauns came to our house this holiday they caused a bit of mischief and turned the milk green!

My daughter drank it.
My son wanted nothing to do with it convinced, because of how it looked, that it would taste terrible.

Reminds me of James 1:2, "whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy..."

What?!
Trouble = Joy?
Green Milk = delicious beverage?

Remember this passage?
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (Luke 11:11-13)

It's a familiar phrase - When you can't trace His hand, trust His heart.

One of my children knew I wouldn't give her something spoiled; although the milk was not as she expected it to be she trusted the person giving it to her.

Ah, and there's the lesson.

Whenever trouble comes your way, (which we do not like the looks of), let it be an opportunity for joy (or consider that it is something good for you which it sure does not look like!). For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.

If what is on your plate does not look like what you expect, let your trust be instead in the One who has given it to you.

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