Sunday, June 27, 2010

Trials

"Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge." Psalms 16: 1


Who is exempted from them? Can you avoid them? How can we run away from them?


Is life not hard enough that we need trials? Trials are part and parcel of life. No one is exempted even if you are the son of the king or the son of a fisherman or the Son of God.


Is life not worth living for without trials? Trials are life's little surprises. You can not avoid them even if you blend in with the crowd or take refuge away from civilization or lock yourself up in the darkest dungeon.


Is life not mysterious enough without a dose of trials? Trials are like gems of life. We cannot run away from their glitter or shun ourselves from their brilliance or be awed at how it brings out the best in us.


Trials are not at all bad. They are just the spice of life that makes it more interesting. It is like the fire that helps the iron malleable and the hammer that helps shape the iron to become a tool to be used for a grand purpose.


And for what's it worth... trials are life's little way of helping us take refuge from the fountain of faith when it is wearing out or renew our wavering faith from the only powerful source known to man... so we can find our way back home.



9 comments:

betchai said...

again, very beautiful pictures and well thought reflective words Ruthi, they blend well together, thanks for sharing.

love love your shots :)

rainfield61 said...

Thanks for the thought.

And your photographs tell me the story.

Tes said...

Ruthi, those are beautiful shots! Love the composition, not to mention the beautiful thoughts that went with the photos! Love it, girl!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Great food for thought Ruthi. Trials is a barometer of strength that measures our faith.

Love the tranquility of the pictures.

Dave said...

sweet thoughts and photos.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great thoughts and gorgeous photos. Life's trails make us stronger and help us to grow.

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