Where there are sparks there’s fire; where there’s fire there’s heat; where’s heat there’s comfort.
Sparks flew yesterday. I knew they were ignited and were starting a fire that was unnecessary. My mind told me to hold my tongue. My heart was already in a slow burn. I kept telling myself this was silly and to let it go. Did I? No!
It erupted and more sparks flew adding another’s fuel to the already heated moment. When will I learn to let things go? If not for another’s steady calming hand it could have escalated into a wildfire out of control.
These sparks were doused by a loving, caring voice. I was able to start again and regain my composure.
Thank You, Lord, for allowing this precious child the wisdom to reach out in love and wisdom beyond her years. Thank You, Father, for righting the wrongs I spit out like embers daring to increase and spread heat elsewhere. Bless this chance to see my temper through the eyes of another. Bless You for helping us salvage the situation so that we could attend a most inspirational program all about keeping angry feelings in check and replacing them with the Love You taught us and the Love You sent in the form of a helpless and humble baby. Through humility you showed us Your love in its purest form; forgiving, bearing pain, yet offering peace to all who embrace its intensity. The promise of sparks, to fire, to heat, to comfort like no other. Amen
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Author Unknown
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. ~Will Rogers
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. ~Baptist Beacon
A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger
There’s a Wideness In God’s Mercy
Author: Frederick William Faber 1862
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea.
There’s a kindness in God’s justice,
which is more than liberty.
There is no place where earth’s sorrows
are more felt than up in heaven.
There is no place where earth’s failings
have such kindly judgment given.
For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we would gladly trust God’s Word,
and our lives reflect thanksgiving
for the goodness of our Lord.