Spring and summer always bring mixed blessings.
- Longer days: Good
- Hot weather: Bad
- Beautiful flowers and fresh fruit and vegetables: Good
- Increased bug activity in the house: Bad
- Vacations to look forward to: Good
- Laundry after the vacation: Bad
I could go on, but you get the idea.
I did a load of laundry yesterday morning, and was greeted by a drowned mouse as I moved wet clothes into the dryer.
Needless to say, laundry day was suspended indefinitely.
Often, what we think we want comes with an unexpected downside.
A day off means other things on the To Do list need to be checked off.
Christmas and other special days almost never live up to the expectations.
Clean clothes have mouse cooties.
Isn’t that just life though? God gives us just enough bad to help us appreciate the good. Sometimes it seems He’s given a bit too much bad, but I think in retrospect, He knows what He’s doing and He has it worked out just right.
What do you think? What’s some bad that comes along with some good in your life?