What a difference a day makes. Tara woke up this morning feeling much better. Where yesterday she had no desire to get out of bed, today she had no desire to be in bed. That is a huge relief to me.
Today is day 144. That could seem like a lot of days. It is the number of square inches in a square foot. And when put like that, it seems like such a small number. It is the height of a 14 story building, which makes it seem like a lot. It is the number of seconds in less than two and a half minutes. That seems like a little again. Give me some perspective here. I am having some trouble grasping it.
How about the perspective of eternity? Then 80 years is a blip. We make such a big deal about suffering over a few years. While God does care about how we view it, He would love for us to be able to view it from His perspective; to see eternity and have perspective on our years on earth. Pain…it is brief. Pleasure…brief. Joy….eternal.
The ups and downs should be more expected than they are to me. I try to level out my feelings about it, but it always catches me off guard. Maybe I’ll learn soon. I have to keep putting it in perspective.