Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Gloomy Sort of Day

Today is a gloomy day. Its gray and windy and cold. One of my chickens died. We've been playing "Pass the Cold" in our family for two weeks; complete with ear infection, cough, runny nose and goopy eyes. I just want to go back to sleep and wake up when it is spring.

But some good things did happen today. Several talks and lessons at church really struck a chord with me. One particular lesson was about how our Father in Heaven knows and loves each of us and wants us to return home to him. I remember in the story "Alice in Wonderland" when Alice meets the cheshire cat and he tells her that if she doesn't know where she wants to go then it doesn't really matter which path she takes. I know where I want to go: home to my Heavenly Father. I know which path I want to take: the one that follows in Christ's footsteps. I know that through prayerfully seeking guidance and listening to the whisperings of the Spirit I will know what God wants me to do-and I know that this brings the greatest peace and happiness of all.

So even though I'm feeling a little gloomy today, I know my Heavenly Father loves me and that makes me look forward to spring.


Jonathan Smith said...

Thank you for your inspired message. I needed that today.
PS. I remember reading that book, Frog and Toad. I remember reading it in 3rd grade and pronouncing "clothes" as "cloths." My teacher never corrected me. Even when it was my turn to read aloud in class. She never stopped me to correct my pronunciation. Then last week I was reading aloud in class and my teacher finally corrected me. All this time . . .

Erin and Cliff said...

Hi Ash, so sorry to hear about your chicken :(

I used that same story of Alice and the Cheshire cat in my YW lesson a couple weeks ago! It is so comforting that we do know where we want to go and we know the way.

Jonathan - you never new how to pronounce 'clothes'??? I'm glad your law teacher finally corrected you, but why are you reading 'Frog and Toad' in law class??? :)