When Things Go Wrong Can We see the Beauty?

by Christine Sine

Today Tom and I were supposed to go up to Camano Island to begin roofing our first building at the Mustard Seed Village. Things did not go as we expected. We arrived to find the lumber had not been delivered and the lumber yard was closed. Frustrating yes but the day was not wasted. We returned home and I planted pansies and bulbs instead. And now I have just watched one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen for a long time.

How often I wonder do we miss the breathtaking beauty of God because we are all set on doing the wrong things – wrong at least from God’s perspective. So I hope that you will enjoy this sunset with me and spend some time thinking of the beautiful things you could easily have missed in the last few days if God had not redirected your footsteps.

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A friend just commented on Facebook that this reminded them of the song from Garden State Beauty in the Breakdown. And I agree with him it does seem appropriate so I thought I would add it here.


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Sundee Frazier October 5, 2013 - 7:53 pm

It was a beauty, wasn’t it? I was sharing it with you down here in Renton! Thanks for the lovely pictures.

Christine Sine October 5, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Thanks Sundee, was thinking of you today – time we got together again

Robert Lloyd Russell October 6, 2013 - 8:09 am

Good post which we all need to be reminded of the fundamentals on a regular basis.
When things go wrong – I remind myself that no matter what my circumstances because of the grace of God I am getting better than I deserve!
In Him,

Christine Sine October 6, 2013 - 12:16 pm

A hearty amen to that

Robin Daw October 9, 2013 - 3:53 pm

It is such a challenge, sometimes, when G’d changes our plans, to take a breath and stay open to what G’d really wants us to be doing. Very often, though, I have found it to be downright amazing. The day belongs to Him and the night also.

Christine Sine October 9, 2013 - 7:32 pm

You are right – when we have expectations based on our own understanding we will never see the amazing work of God.

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