My son Levi and I were watching a video on You Tube taken from the movie Meet the Robinsons (A favorite of mine :) In this movie, an orphan boy longs for experiences that life will not afford him. But as he lets go of his desires for that which can not be… and of his troubles... life unfolds with blessings far greater than those he even longed for; blessings that he never could have experienced if those things which he previously wished for were realized.
Inspired by this video, Levi came up with this fine quote:
"There are many hardships in life. But once you get through them they become your blessings."Watching this video and talking to Levi got me to thinking briefly about those "twists and turns of fate" which redraft the courses of our lives.
I think Maria Von Trap was also right about those experiences which seem to close the doors to our dreams when she said this...
"When one door closes, somewhere God opens a window."And I would add to that... or another door.
I wonder how often God allows a door to close in our lives, anxious for us to go through a window or another door. I wonder how often we go through life unthankful for great blessings, compared to how often we recognize our blessings and rejoice.