Wednesday, October 15, 2014


     On our own in the natural scheme of things, we are vulnerable. Like the dry grass in the fields, people are fragile. The Lord Jesus needed food, clothing, shelter, the same essentials that concerned those He taught. But, He knew the love of His Father. He told these anxious ones to think about the birds, the lilies, the grass of the field, all dependent on God's provision and receiving what they needed. And, He reminded them that each individual was loved and valued more than they could imagine.  (Matthew 6:25-34)

     We can't see how things will work out looking ahead, but our hindsight is perfect. It helps to remember situations that perplexed in the past... resolved in ways far better than the solutions we suggested as possibilities in our prayer times.

     Jesus lived to show us our Father's love. To understand love that is not deserved and cannot be earned is beyond our natural ability. We're free to refuse His care just as a child can turn his back on his natural family and walk away from all that is his as a member of the household. The enemy's deceptions have persuaded many to do just that in the spiritual family.

     How awesome to know from the moment we choose to claim the position and relationship He offers, His arms are open to welcome and receive. Every good thing He planned for each of us before we were born, knowing and loving us even then, is ours.

      When I think He reserved this little bunkie for me to live in, before I had any thought of attending school in Colorado this year, I have another glimmer of His great love. With each new bit of revelation of that love I gradually know Him more. Trust tag teams with that knowledge. Why not leave all our care with Him? The birds and the lilies are doing well and we're way above them in Father's priorities.


  1. That's a cozy-looking room! You're so right, Mary, after we've walked with God for a while and seen how He cares for us, we can know He loves us. How quickly we forget and worry or fret, though! Thanks for the reminder to look back and remember what we've seen.

    1. Love living in this wee bunkie, Janet, and fellowshipping with all the Christ Haven Lodge family.


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