the river bubbles
with a happy song of praise—
God reigns in the earth
Day 7: This is a good day to be happy
Not every day is a “good” day. In fact, some days are down right horrible. Today might have been one of those days. I have a health issue that causes pain, and for the past three weeks I’ve been hurting every day. Well, today the pain was worse than usual, and I only made it through 15 minutes of work before my supervisor told me to go home. I told her that I could hurt at work as easily as I could at home, but she didn’t see it that way. So, I went home.
The pain subsided to a tolerable level, and I got to paint, do some research, and write a few poems. It was very relaxing. I even got to sit outside for a little while before the rain came. It was a good day to be happy. If I had not found something to be happy about, then the pain would have been unbearable.
Our heavenly Father never gives us more than we can bear. And He always gives us something to smile about. What has made you smile today?
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
For Leslie Saeta’s September 30-in-30 challenge, I am creating greeting cards, but each week I’ll experiment with a different medium and/or technique. Last week’s focus was single line art, but now it’s time for some watercolor. I’m not really very good at watercolor, nor do I have time to study techniques this time around. So the next six cards will be simple illustrations from my imagination, nothing fancy, nothing professional, but made with love for my campus kids.
Today’s picture is not from a photo, but just a few elements that I put together from my memory of time spent in the mountains. There are elements of the painting that I like, and there are some that I don’t much care for. Also, I learned a vital lesson with this one: the typewriter does not like heavy paper. I tried to type directly onto the card this time, and it didn’t work too well because the paper didn’t feed properly around the carriage. I was nearly sick about it, but had already put a lot of time into making the card, so I decided not to start over. To quote a movie our family loves (RV), “It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from here.”
The poem is based on Revelation 19:6,
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Mistakes, pain, and all… It was a good day to be happy.