'Challenges and Blessings'
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
...with their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God...
- Numbers 21:4-5
This past Thanksgiving, my daughter flew into Milwaukee from San Francisco. It was to be a short visit: arrive late Wednesday evening and return to the West Coast Saturday afternoon. November in the Midwest! Of course, weather was an issue. She was delayed coming and really delayed returning. I felt so bad for her, but as she waited five hours in Minneapolis, she delighted in seeing the beautiful snow, a rarity for her. She treated herself to McDonald's and enjoyed the airport shops. She was due to open at work on Sunday morning and the Lord blessed her with a co-worker who volunteered to take her shift, so she had the day off when she finally reached San Francisco.
So often our patience is worn thin by the journey of life. Yet we do have a choice in our attitude. The Israelites suffered many challenges before they reached the Promised Land. The Lord sent many blessings as well. The same is true of our journey!
- Jennifer Christ
Courtesy of: http://www.livingfaith.com/devotion-09-14-2020