Sunday, October 7, 2012

Good and Bad

It is twenty degrees cooler today than yesterday. Good. Yesterday was a little hot on many levels. Poor Mom K fell again, and this time did some damage. She fractured her shoulder, though the X-ray showed only a minor fracture and they felt they could just have her use a sling and it will heal. Poor Arvo spent his birthday with his mom at urgent care most of the day. I suppose there is some justice in that. She spent his original birthday all day in the hospital birthing him. Perhaps it was a fitting setting after all.

On my walk today, I saw a newly dead squirrel in the road. A dark shadow passed between the sun and me and flashed across the road. I looked up. A turkey vulture was circling. I knew that as soon as I passed by, it would swoop down upon the squirrel.

We had a nice dinner out celebrating Arvo's birthday. We sat outside in the still warm evening, while little white lights twinkled in the trees by a fountain. It was not how we would have planned the day, but it was a nice ending. Sometimes one has to take the good with the bad, remembering that God is sovereign through smiles and through tears.

I did not begrudge the turkey vulture his meal, but I still felt bad for the squirrel.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NIV)
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

-save a dog-


  1. Thank you. . .Very Powerful truth!