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It Wasn't What It Seemed To Be
by Trish Thompson
11/19/05
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I looked outside this morning when I woke, at the sun shining so bright on the grass, the trees standing there in leafy anticipation for what the coming hours would bring to pass.

It looked so perfect, warm and inviting, but I knew that it wasn't what it seemed to be, for warm though it looked, if I opened the door, the truth very apparent would be!

Appearance is deceiving, for it fools us into thinking things are really one way, but when we venture in, we find out what's real, and the cold is what rules the day.

It reminded me of my life before you, when I worked to make things look all right, for I didn't want anyone to see the loneliness there, I kept it hidden away,
put out of sight.

For though things appeared just fine, I had a smile on my face, everything seemed to go my way, the reality was I felt so lost and alone, it was a struggle just to get through each day.

I thought that there just had to be more, but I could not make it happen on my own, and I finally realized that all I had to do was ask, and I'd never again be alone.

When I whispered those words, and invited Jesus in to make some sense of my life, I had nothing to give, and even less to bring, all I had was discouragement and strife.

But then came Jesus, who swept all the dirt away, and created in me a brand new heart, one that was fresh and clean, filled with His love, and ready for real life to start.

What a joyful journey to walk along His path, keeping Him always in my sight, and reading His word, and striving each day to live according to His light.

God showered me with blessings, my life turned around, I learned to have hope, to think that dreams will come true, and I found that they did, that wonderful day, the day I first met you.

The wish I had hidden so deep in my heart, was fulfilled in the love we share, and now I live the dream that I had, for where you are, I am also there.

Now when I look outside the window of my life, I see the sunlight and warmth out there, and I know that I have the best of all worlds, for I bask in the love that is ours always to share.

I thank God every morning for rescuing me, for making my dreams come true, for being King of my life, for the blessings He gives, and most of all, for the gift of you.


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