Blogs are merely a window.
A small fraction of the bigger picture of someone's life.
They usually focus on the positives,
the lessons learned,
the fond memories.
Very rarely, do they take you into the dark places.
Windows are meant to let in light, after all.
This can lead sometimes to a misconception for it's readers.
A belief that all is well and right and perfect in the life of the author.
That they always have money for amazing decor or expensive ingredients.
That they don't fight or quarrel or experience grief or suffering.
But that's just not so.
And today, after reading this,
that was confirmed to me.
Trial and tribulation skip no one.
Suffering does not only prey on the weak or poor,
it grabs hold of everyone, sometimes leaving devastation in it's wake.
No one is immune.
Not even Edie, who has been a source of light in my life ever since I found her blog, two years ago.
This week has seemed engulfed in suffering and devastation for those around me.
And I thank God for His mercies,
which are new every morning,
to all who will receive them.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." -Lamentation 3:22-23