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Life Can Be Beautiful

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."1

A friend wrote about holding her breath when she saw a lady come sailing out of a local shopping center in a wheelchair. "She was as happy and joyful as any mother I had ever seen," my friend said.

In this handicapped mother's lap sat her little boy. He laughed out loud as his mother did a fancy spin in her wheelchair. Round and round they went, laughing with delight as they disappeared into the crowd.

There are so many difficult situations that we will face in this life, as we live in a world that has been broken by mankind's fall into sin. For those of us who have put our faith and hope in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have the hope that these "curses" of life will be put away when Jesus Christ returns.

In the meantime, however, in thinking about the handicapped women in the wheelchair, we, too, can choose to see the beauty in life. Not because our circumstances are easy, but because we know that God is with us each step of the way, and that one day our sadness and challenges will be replaced with the indescribable joy of being with our Savior. God is working all things for our good, even when we don't understand. Let's look around today and choose to see God's beautiful blessings in our life.  

Suggested prayer: Dear God, thank you for the promise in your Word that assures me that 'all things' do work together for good for those who love you and who are called according to your purpose. Please take my life and make something beautiful out of it all for the glory of your name, and please help me to love you with all my heart, mind and strength. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen.

Romans 8:28 (NKJV).

Today's Encounter was written by: Crystal B.

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