Monday, November 29, 2010

Sometimes We Are Stung

I got stung by a wasp again. It was expected. The pain won't last long and is now healing. I'm not allergic. In fact I've gained a lot of immunity over the years. What does not kill me will make me stronger. Will I avoid this wasp in the future? No. Am I afraid? No. Am I stupid? No. This is what I am called to do. I'm using figurative language. The wasp is a person. The Lord calls me to love those who are unlovely. I am to return good for evil. The stinger hurts. The cross of Christ neutralizes the poison and I am protected. The pain diminishes over time, and joy remains in its place. Some day the wasp who is not able to love, will hopefully respond to the light and to the love, instead of stinging me and flying away. Hopefully she will respond in a loving manner instead of with prickles and stings. Even though I'm presently in shock and sadly disappointed in her once again, I will recover and be stronger for the next time; only by the grace of God and His mighty victory in this situation. "For My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9


Marydon said...

Very nice write ... great pictures.
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

onlymehere said...

I love the way you look at things and your forgiving nature. I'm so afraid I would have lashed out by now out of hurt and anger. Your example gives me strength and the courage to try a little harder to be a better person. Have a great day today.

Sue said...

What a great analogy, Kathi. I like the thought of Christ neutralizing the poison and Him protecting us.

Lady Farmer said...

I am sorry you have been hurt by this *friend*. But you do have a wonderful outlook on the situation! I,too, have discovered the truth that there is only One on whom we can depend that will never disappoint us ~ Jesus Christ! Keep your eyes on Him, my friend!


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