As I was pondering what I could blog about today that would be joyful this picture showed up on my Facebook news feed. My friend from college, Diane Scott, had painted it this afternoon as a reminder to herself of His perfect timing. When I saw the picture it took my breath away.
At that moment all I could think about was the scripture where he counts all our tears, but it just didn’t seem to resonate with this painting when I looked it up. It didn’t really say what my heart-felt when I first saw this painting. So, I decided to do what all biblical scholars must do when searching for a verse…I googled it. I googled “tears in scripture” and there it was, the perfect sentiment…at the perfect time.
Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
I don’t know what was going thru Diane’s heart at the time of the painting. I know what has been going thru mine over the past weeks and months. I know of the tears and the hope for a harvest to come. I know of the reminders along the way of His perfect timing. I know of the call to follow and trust HIM that He has made on my life and the life of my handsome fella. I know of the hope for a harvest we will one day rejoice in! I know how God speaks to me and He has done it once again!
Thank you Diane for allowing me to share your painting and a piece of your heart! God’s timing is impeccable. His timing in your painting of this picture is just a small example of His ways and His timing. I pray God continues to turn your tears into shouts of joy and beauty beyond imagining!