Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Heart Day....

The world is changing, changing...everyday something new. For Dick and I...lots of change and lots of new. One change I'm thankful for is a chair with a view....a place to pray, read and dream. I picked up the Amy Grant book, Mosaic, to reread a couple of weeks ago. In her introduction she mentions Minnie Pearl....I loved Minnie Pearl!! Momma loved Minnie too...her hat with the price tag still attached and her humor really made us laugh and love.

Amy wrote about visiting Minnie ( Sarah Cannon) one day when she was bedridden and at the end of her life. As they talked Minnie mentioned that the most important color in an artist palette was "Black is the most important color for an artist." Minnie went on to say, "without black there is no depth. Without black everything appears flat. But mix black with any other color and you can paint an object so real you want to reach out and touch it. " Amy went on to say..."In our lives the darkest times, the days that are bleak and black, add depth to every other experience."

How wonderful must it have been to have sat on the bed with Minnie and talk....I'm so grateful to Amy for sharing that experience with us. It's not fun and so hard to walk through the "black periods" of our lives. Nothing can really prepare us for it and every experience is different and new.

It's during the darkest days of my life that I truly feel the love of God....oh, I see it in the beautiful clouds on a bright summer day....but I feel His love in the depths of my heart when I need Him most. I'm so grateful for the deep love of God!

Love Letter from God


Jodee Leader said...

I hope you and Dick have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

That is really neat what Minnie said about the color black. Black truly does ground everything and give it depth.