The Magic of Three Days

The Magic of Three Days

It was a beautiful spring day, and a sense of peace stayed with me as I left the cathedral on Easter Monday morning. I paused for a moment on top of the steps leading to the avenue, now crowded with people rushing to their jobs. Sitting in her usual place inside a small archway was the old flower lady. At her feet, corsages and boutonnieres were parading on top of a spread-open newspaper.

The flower lady was smiling, her wrinkled old face alive with some inner joy. I started down the stairs–then on an impulse, turned and picked out a flower.

As I put it in my lapel, I said, “You look happy.”

“Why not?’ she answered. “Everything is good.”

She was dressed so shabbily and seemed so very old that her reply started me. “You’ve been sitting here for many years now, haven’t you? And always smiling. You wear your troubles well.”

“You can’t reach my age and not have troubles,” she replied. “only it’s like Jesus and Good Friday….” She paused for a moment.

“Yes?” I prompted

“Well, when Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, that was the worst day for the whole world. When I get troubles I remember that, and then I think of what happened only three days later-Easter and our Lord rose from the dead. So when things go wrong, I’ve learned to wait days and somehow everything gets much better.”

She smiled good-bye, but her words still follow me whenever I think I have troubles… “Give God a chance to help…wait three days.”

– – – written by Patt Barnes

3 thoughts on “The Magic of Three Days”

  1. Great story. I have a friend who is a widow who sells flowers. She also has overcome a very hard life. The lady in the story is so right. When we look at Jesus, we can wait 3 days for Sunday to come!

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Hallelujah ! This story is truly a blessing !
    Praise the Lord !
    As said in the above story “Give God a chance to help…wait three days” !
    The greatest miracle till date the Lord blessed me to witness in my life too was performed by Him after a most painful yet fully faithful and prayerful wait of 3 days ! It was indeed the joy of Easter 3 days after the Good Friday !
    The Holy Trinity , The Father , The Son and The Holy Spirit wants to help you more than you yourself want to help your life; loves and cares for you more than you yourself do!
    So surrender yourself completely to the Holy Will of the Lord and wait patiently , faithfully and prayerfully through all your trials and tribulations ! Last but not the least never let your lips be tired of praising Him even through the deepest pains and tears !
    Hallelujah ! Praise the Lord !

  3. Excellent story!its true that u can feel the power of god when you are weak,therefor we should give the time to God to show the work of his hands in our life.

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