According to some people’s standards bittersweet wild flowers are considered to be nothing more than weeds; while others cherish the plant as a powerful remedy for all kinds of cures.
These tall orange flowers often found
growing along dirt roads offer a reminder to me of the bittersweet spell
life can unfold.
That point in time where pleasant and painful mix together to form the irony of bittersweet moments.
situation perhaps where soon to be first time parents enter the
hospital together so excited to come home as a family when tragedy
strikes, and the mother dies giving birth. Or after months of hard work
you finally get picked to sing solo at the holiday concert and the one
person you want to share the news with has end stage dementia. Maybe at
long last you find the niche in life that brings you happiness only
along with it you discover a lump.
These are some of life’s bittersweet occasions.
and sweet at the same time, like oil and water they don’t mix well, but
they often get tossed together. We ask why and come up short, family
and friends are at a lost to explain, and we all know firsthand the
taste of bittersweet tears.
The only person I know who can
console hangs on a cross begging us to believe. Urging us to have
faith, not to become bitter, to hold onto hope that one day we will no
longer have tears. That one day love will find its way into our heart
and soul, and all those moments we questioned will be answered.
earthly life is so brief considered to heaven’s eternity. Just maybe
bittersweet moments are to be experienced to help us mature and grow in
faith; just like the glory of heaven will one day be experienced for all
who have believed.
Next time you encounter a bit of bittersweet in your life remember Jesus and the sweet promise He offers.
Then Believe. Life has a way of working things out.