Friday, July 3, 2009

I have hope

Aleia loves her new leap from I SPY game, and here you can also see what kind of baby sister she has:-) The post wouldn't be complete without saying how thankful I am for my wonderful husband and two beautiful healthy girls.

A wonderful song came to my mind today. We use to sing it when I was little in our old church.

I have hope when troubles come my way, I have hope since Jesus has come to stay, I have hope oh yes, when things are not well with me, I have hope beautiful hope that sets me free.

We often go down town Vienna and just walk around, we might get an ice cream or a hot dog, window shop are even people watch, this particular time I noticed a man who's legs and arms were totally crippled, yet he had a smile on his face.

The way he gets around is by setting on a skate board, he wears one boot on his elbow to push himself around. I was so intrigued by him that I watched him for at least 20 minutes. As he pushed himself through the crowed and up to the hot dog stand, his voice was full of excitement for he had gotten enough money from begging to by himself a drink and a hot dog for the day. I over heard how much it was.....2 euro and 50 cents. I felt such compassion for this man that I gave him double of what it cost, asked him for his name (Antonio) and told him I would be praying for him.

I tried to imagine what he finds hope in... I felt like if this man can have such hope and not be able to use his hands, his feet and has to have someone open his drink and eat his hot dog with his elbows, I truly am blessed and have nothing to worry or complain about.

I have hope, Jesus is my hope! He is my strength.

So many times things of this life might way us down but each day we wake up and have breath in our lungs have food on our table, a warm place to feel protected and people that surround us with love, we should be reminded that we have so much to live for and so much to be thankful for.

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