It is a gray, heavy misty morning in my part of the Front Range. It is snowing in parts of Denver and in the mountains. The Broncos play tonight on national t.v. When it snows during Monday Night Football, people get all excited about coming out here to ski, so travel agents love snowy Monday Night Football with the Broncos. So does the tourist industry here in our state, which has been plagued with drought for several years. It never fails, though, if it's going to rain, it is the day immediately following the one when DC has soaked the lawn with very expensive water. God does a much better job than that sprinkler.
I have hung onto an article (by someone named Robert Clements) for several months now. It is on my mind today as we head into the season of excess - too much food, too much stress, too much spending of money on too much "stuff." It tells of a mother and daughter who hugged each other as the daughter departed from the airport. The mother said, "I love you. I wish you enough." Someone asked her what she meant by that. This is what she said: "I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."
I know that God can help us find "enough" to cope with our stress and strife. I wish you enough to get through whatever you face this week.