Patsy Clairmont has always been one of my favorite authors. She has found joy in situations where I was sure thee couldn’t possibly be any. In this book she compares people to Stained Glass Windows, expressing the power of God in everyday life. As well as the not so everyday. Her sub title is Seeing life from a boken perspective.
The largest church in Charleston has the most beautiful stained glass windows. Wonderful impressive pictures of Biblical scenes, and people. Looking closer, though, stained glass is broken glass. Magnificently put together and colorful, but pieces of broken glass glued back together.That is pretty much how all of our lives are.
Patsy speaks candidly of people and events, tempering her thought with wisdom and humor. But also to the point, crisp and honest.
The ultimate message is His light and only His light will show us beauty, on the other side of the not so beautiful. We also need to read out, and claim his promises. We miss so much by waiting for Him to bestow them. If we don’t ask we don’t receive; why are we so afraid to ask?
She speaks about her Grandson, Noah, who is seven. Noah is in the second grade. He asks his mom every night, “How about I don’t go to school in the morning?”
It isn’t becaue he doesn’t, like school she explains, but because it serisously cuts into his play time, it interferes with the time he has to play with his brand new puppy, Sammy. and from his perspective priorites are out of whack.
I get Noah’s perspective. It gets to the heart of things.
I have read many of Patsy Clairmonts books, and have yet to meet one I didn’t like. It has a deep spiritual message, and encouraging one. As well as the most prevelant one we all forget: God Loves Us.
I recommend this book highly, I suggest you pour cup of tea and a plate of cookies, curl up and be prepared to be carried away. You will expeience, laughter, tears, while pondering some very deep thoughts.
at the lend of the book, you wil want to take your life in a new direction;one of peace and resilience.