Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I didn’t expect the snow yesterday. It seemed to me we had already gotten our fair share of frozen precipitation. Besides, it was March 31st! The calendar said we were officially in the season of Spring!

Yes, the snow was unexpected and unwelcome. But I have to admit, it was beautiful as it clung to tree branches and covered the ugly drab ground in a luxurious mantle. The redwing blackbirds and the cardinals were stunning against the fluffs of white that covered our apple tree like blossoms.

Isn’t that often how blessings come—unexpectedly and in the midst of ugliness? I remember Father John Tamalis and Rev. Bob Driesen coming to the hospital and praying over our son when he had to have his kidney removed. What an unexpected blessing! Two ministers from denominations outside our own took the time to come together and pray for Seth, who didn’t know either one of them. I can still see us gathered around Seth’s hospital bed, holding hands, and quietly praying for him. This unity of faith was beautiful to behold.

How has God brought beauty out of the unexpected for you?

What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9


©2015 Pamela D. Williams