Sixteen year ol…

Sixteen year olds are pretty special people!  My granddaughter is required to read the life of Henry David Thoreau this summer, and expressed her distaste for his lifestyle of living in the woods, alone with nature; she added, “I couldn’t do that–I need people around me!”  I thought of the years I desired to live a ‘hermit’s’ life but the truth is, I can’t go a day–or more than two at the most–without talking to some of my children!  And those that I can’t talk with often are always carried in my heart, thinking of them and longing to hear their voice.

Isn’t that the way it should be with our God?  We should be in such close relationship with Him that if we miss talking to Him, reading His love letters to us (His Word), or communing in some way with Him during a day, we feel a big void in our lives!  Yet He is there, being faithful, even when we get so busy that we don’t stop for that moment!  Are you His child?  If so, He probably dropped you a note today: was it through the voice of a loved friend, a smile from someone, a blessing you didn’t expect?  I had a call from a beloved cousin–which happens very rarely–who is a pastor and whose opinions I value highly.  God allowed us to chat and encourage one another for a short time, but what a blessing!  We both took something special with us as we hung up, knowing the struggles and dreams we each hold dear were important to the other!  That was a touch of God.  Look around–try to see yourself with the eyes of God, and think back over your day: was there a blessing in it that was unexpected?  That was a Love Note from God!  You can’t think of something?  You awoke this morning, you breathed, and you’re alive.  God isn’t finished with you yet, so draw near to Him and experience His times of refreshing!

Dear Father, I pray for those who may come to this blog; may they leave the world behind for a moment and find rest in You!  I pray for them, that their eyes would be open to everything You have created for us to enjoy, and for the blessings You pour out on us.  Let Your grace amaze them, Lord! In Christ, Amen

Romans 8:5:  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for the us.

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