Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Treasure Greater Than the One Imagined

"Just keep asking, 'God, if I can't have what I want, then help me to know what it is that you want me to have.' Know in your heart there is a treasure much greater than the one you have been asking for."

- John E. Welshons as quoted in "Guideposts"


A Treasure

It's painful watching young people casting around for a (marriage) partner. I suppose it brings back too many memories... And its hard not to try to be helpful - but, of course, nobody wants to hear, "That's NOT what you want!" They don't even want to hear "Open your eyes. Maybe its right in front of you."

I didn't want to hear it!

But I'm glad God opened my eyes!

5 comments:

Linda said...

I love that picture of you and John! And I always look forward to reading your blog. God bless you!

Laurie Elliot said...

Thank you, Linda! I love feedback but I don't get much now that our kids have ceased commenting...

Sawa said...

I'm sorry Mommy. I'll try to be a good child and comment more often.

Laurie Elliot said...

待っているよ!ご感想下さい、Sawaちゃん。

Anonymous said...

So very glad that God gives us eyes to see...in the words of Wordworth, happy "holiday of the heart"!
I too, feel that although my eyes have been cloudy at times, at difficult and happy times, quiet and busy times, I'm glad that my eyes were turned to Greg.
Anne T.