“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, “Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
I read those verses, and I realize:
I have a choice.
Do I see the scattered crumbs on the table, the chocolate smeared on the shirts or the grinning milk mustaches enjoying every morsel?
Do I see the dirty dishes piled up or the well-fed tummies that sleep soundly under our roof?
Do I see the darkness that is around me or the Light that lives within?
Because they are both there, but I choose which one to see.
After my second (no, third…for there is one who waits for us) child was born, days grew dark, my mind grew dim. And to survive that time, to move forward THROUGH it (because I could not go around), each day, each moment, I made a choice.
A choice to rejoice.
Thank you, God, for making me…
Thank you, God, for giving me…
And, because “as a man thinks, so he is,” the act of rejoicing led to joy.
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