Paint on the Wall

I saw two pictures today.  Splotches of paint on a wall. From picture one I thought that’s a huge paint sample to throw on a wall; there will be some wall painting going on right quick.

And then I saw picture two.

Picture two changed my mind about picture one. A lot.


So important!

The first swatch of paint looked like a brush stroke made by a woman taller than me, or perhaps, an adventurous preschooler with a chair; but when compared to the light switch plate in picture two – well that swatch of paint was not nearly so large.

Here’s my thought.

When life throws paint on our walls it can seem overwhelming. It’s just too much!  A touch up will never do. But …

A little perspective will bring abundant relief.

A little comparing of the circumstance; a little pulling back of that camera eye to get a glimpse of our ABBA’s resources and strength and that wall is not going to take near the work we thought at first blush.

13 Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”

via 1 Chronicles 19:12-14 NASB – He said, “If the Arameans are too – Bible Gateway.


2013 is on its way!

Blessings of Joy and Peace,


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