a glimpse of venice

venice Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ”

Back in October - Definitely a dream to visit this tiny island before it sank. getting there however was a totally different matter. Left on a weekend that was as hectic as nuts. Right left up down hemmed in by activities and appointments with friends. To make matters worse, had a unpleasant argument with a friend just before leaving the airport. And due to busyness, forgetting to check in early, had to pay an extra 60 pounds just to check in for a tiny slip of paper!

Nonetheless, God is gracious. And merciful. And He showed me how patient everyone around was with me. I’m reminded just by looking back at these pictures and remembering everything that happened in that span of a weekend - You won’t know how to show mercy till you’ve experience mercy yourself. Really grateful for friends who put up with my shortcomings. And in the light of the new year, what better way to start off a new resolution. After many many incidences, its high time I put thoughts into action. The name Sue Jan carries the meaning to grace. Yes, graceful in some ways, but not when it comes to the way I handle my tongue or my immediate judgment on others. Much to think about and carry out before the year comes to an end!

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.