Right now I am stupid-tired, and my brain isn’t working at all. So tonite I really will be doing a short blog. I’d like to be in bed, perhaps fully asleep by about 10 minutes from now.
An elder sent me this little prayer today and it has been rattling around in my brain since she sent it. I just have to share it, and hope that it blesses you as it did me:
I asked the Lord for a bunch of fresh flowers but instead he gave me an ugly cactus with many thorns.
I asked the Lord for some beautiful butterflies but instead he gave me many ugly worms,
I was threatened, I was disappointed, I mourned.
But after many days, suddenly , I saw the cactus bloom with many beautiful flowers,
and those worms became beautiful butterflies flying in the spring wind.
God’s way is the best way.
(Chun-Ming Kao, written from prison)