Luke 2:19 - But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
The “day after” can often refer to something bad that has happened and how you’re managing to cope. But sometimes, “the day after” can refer to something wonderful that happens. When it does, take a deep breath and feel the joy filling up your whole being. Let it get into the cracks of where your heart has been broken in the past due to heartache and sorrow. Your heart will be able to beat strongly again, as you inhale joy. Hang onto those moments. Store them up inside your heart as Mary, Jesus’ mother did. Not everyone will understand you and how you can go from such deep aches inside to blessed peace. But you will. God knows the very moment when we’re in need of something uplifting in our lives. He can open our eyes to see that though right now things are tough, the sun will break through again. Let the joy begin!
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.