This “paraphrased” quote is by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of “The Little Princess” and “The Secret Garden.” I love so many of her writings, and this particular quote is such a lovely one.
I’ve always wondered why there are good times and bad times. When I was little I would try to figure out what made them good or bad. We all have good times and bad. Sometimes the bad times seem to last forever, like a long storm with furious black clouds, severe flashes of lightening, and blasting thunder. But every storm must end sometime; it can’t last forever.
There are many times that can be worrying, frightening, and unforeseen, when all of a sudden, just like Mary Poppins says, “snap” . . . and something wonderful arrives! Whether it’s a big answer to our prayers or a rainbow in the sky, these things tell us that God is in control. He sends us those happy times when we need them. Happy times can come unexpectedly, we just have to wait for them; because no matter how bad the times we live in, we can know that there will always be a happier time to come. Just like a bad storm must always pass to reveal the sun beams, bad times will always pass to reveal good. So be on the lookout for those happy times; sometimes they come without warning and we don’t want to miss them!
“. . . weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” KJV
Did you ever think that the bad times would never end?
Was there ever a time when good times came unexpectedly?