Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grow in Grace

When a dear friend sent me this artwork from the web a few days ago, I was moved by the tender sacredness of life and the responsibility we each hold in our hands.   God's grace is sufficient for all things.

 Mine was put to the test early this morning while working in the garden.  I was holding a potted pink azalea from Easter, getting ready to plant it in the meditation garden out back.  Suddenly, I heard barking and whirled around.  Two pit bulls were facing me.  Never having seen them before, I had a moment of fear as they glared at me, barking.  Then some part of me took charge and I found myself speaking softly in a cheerful voice, saying I love you.  What are you doing here?  I love you.....
 I kept this up as they stood a few feet away, looking at me a little confused. The next thing I knew they'd gone off after a cat (who artfully dodged underneath the house at a rapid speed.)   The dogs disappeared as quickly as they came, but I was so grateful for the angels' strength to surrender in grace.  Love does conquer all and I'd learned another important lesson about fear.  It only has the power I give it.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.