The word kaleidoscope literally means a beautiful form watcher.
Life is like being inside a “beautiful form watcher”. Everyday brings a new picture of changing forms and colours, some more beautiful than others.
Sometimes the colours and shapes are dark and ominous looking and at other times bright, happy colours and shapes dance through the day.
On the one hand life deals us the sad events like death in a family and on the other hand beautiful happy events balance the sad ones.
Such a happy event in our family is the birthday of our twins which is later this week. The birth of the twins was a traumatic time as they were born 6 weeks prematurely and both had to stay in hospital for more than six weeks due to complications. It was a time of darkness and ominous looking forms in the kaleidoscope of my life with possibilities of permanent hearing loss, neurological complications, developmental delays and many more looming in the picture.
When they eventually came home I spent the whole winter in the house with them too scared to expose them to the outside world as their immune systems were so compromised. The kaleidoscope turned slowly and the picture became brighter and more colorful, eventually forming the beautiful picture of two young adults on the brink of life today.
No matter what forms and colours the turn of the kaleidoscope brings, I have faith that my Father in heaven is the One who controls the turn of the kaleidoscope and He knows when to deal which colours and forms to my life. He is also the One who gives me strength to cope with the colour and shape of the day.
I look back on our lives and can truly agree with the prophet Jeremiah in
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.