Victory Amid the Vicissitudes
Optimists are those dismayed when God permits circumstances that are not rose garden-ish. Pessimists are those dismayed when He permits circumstances that are. And yet in his great and lengthy sermon, Jesus said: “…your Father in heaven … loves each of us – good and evil, kind and cruel. He causes the sun to rise and shine on evil and good alike. He causes the rain to water the fields of the righteous and the fields of the sinner.” from Matthew 5, VOICE. Someone has noted that, in life, the only constant is change. How we respond to those variations, those vicissitudes, is largely determined by the depth of intimacy we enjoy in our relationship with our Father in heaven.