By Becky Newbold
Blessed to be temporarily living in the same home with one grandchild and his parents, each morning is filled with joy. No matter our moods, no matter if the coffee has been put on or not, no matter if the shower has hot water or cold, the jubilant smile of a baby you love first thing in the morning makes everything alright.
Another of our children has two of his own. At the moment of this writing, I am in their living room having just finished baths and having put the little ones to bed.
In anticipation, I smile knowing their sweet faces will greet us in the morning light with joy in the morning. Psalm 30:5 reads: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” One interpretation says this verse means we should remember trials are temporary. That one day our enemy will be defeated, night shall pass and a new day will dawn. Enduring faithfulness in God is the key.
“Enemies” can take many shapes; we all have obstacles and/or things that vex us. If you face seeming insurmountable complications, have faith and cling to what is truth.
It is restoring to be with children too young to know of trials. As does a child, greet each new day with delight. And remember, “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou.
Becky Jane Newbold thrives on new experiences and is always on the lookout for new stories to tell. Whether she is riding her motorcycle, photographing wildlife attracted to her garden, creating original works of art or enjoying home-cooked meals with her family, Becky Jane’s passion is staying current with fresh, innovative ideas. Raised in the newspaper industry, she is committed to truth in media.