Our hope is not in this world, but in the world to come. Our hope is in The One to come – Jesus! Thank you Lord for Your faithfulness!
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We all have things we grow attached to, these can be objects, people, money, possesions, shows, memories…
I’ve been going through our closets cleaning out and purging things lately and came across several boxes of photos. (Wow! It’s so crazy that in such little time (less than 10 years) we have gone from printed pictures to basically having everything on the computer.) Anyway, in these boxes were so many precious pictures of Hannah & Jacob. I spent some time sitting on the floor going through these pictures, doing some crying and remembering all the wonderful memories.
I found several pictures of Hannah from before Jacob was born, with her ever present companion “Josh”. Before Jacob was born, Hannah wanted a little brother so badly, and she became very attached to a little plastic boy (from the mega blocks pack) that she named after her cousin Josh. Josh went everywhere with Hannah…in the car, to play dates, to the park, swimming, in the bath, to sleep…he could never be far away. In fact, we had to buy 3 Josh’s so that we would never be without him. I’ve attached a few of the pictures I found, and as you can see, there is Josh. As soon as Jacob was born, Josh quickly faded away and became part of the mega blocks set again, except for the one that always sat in her bookshelf. We somehow still had all three Josh’s - one is buried with Hannah, one is in Hannah’s bookcase and one is still with our toys.
It’s amazing how attached we can become to “things”. It can be really cute when children become attached to something, but as adults our attachments can quickly become distracting obsessions, and that can pull us away from the One thing we really need to be attached to. I pray continually that my strongest attachment is always to the One that is eternal… JESUS.
What are you attached to?
I am reminded again and again that God is sovereign. He is sovereign in everything…not just in some things or sometimes…not just often…but in everything and always. He is with us when things are going well, and He is with us when things just seem to be going all wrong.
Chris Tomlin says it well -- “Sovereign in the mountain air, sovereign on the ocean floor, with me in the dark, with me at the dawn…
Lord, whatever comes my way I will trust You!”
Over the past couple of weeks, out of the clear blue, I’ve gotten some much needed encouragement. This encouragement has taken several forms…people, events, circumstances. All of these have been answers to prayers (or more aptly put, my cries to Jesus). This all serves as a huge reminder to me that God is always there, He is always listening, He is always good — He is I AM!
Proverbs 12:25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Thanking Jesus this morning for being faithful!
We posted this song several weeks ago, but it disappeared during a change of servers. This morning at church we sang this song, so it seemed like a great time to post it again. Never once did we ever walk alone, never once did You leave us on our own…You are faithful, God You are faithful. This song rings so true for us, through it all…through almost everyone walking away from us…there is One who never will!
Praying today for Rick and Kay Warren after the loss of their son Matthew. My heart aches for them, and for what they are going through. Praying for peace, comfort and hope…until we are all together again in Heaven.
He is Risen! When people ask where our hope comes from, or how we “do it” (meaning how we go on), our simple answer is JESUS. Today is the day we celebrate the reason for that hope, when almost 2,000 years ago Jesus conquered the grave. Jesus is alive!
All those who have died knowing Jesus as their Lord and Savior are also alive and with Him. One day, we too will join them and we will live with Jesus and our loved ones for all eternity. On that day we will be more alive than we have ever been.
Do you know the hope of Jesus?
Today, in the early morning, we lost our darling son Ransom. He went in peace, he went quietly, and he went in the arms of his mother. It is inexpressible what this loss is to us. Ransom was the best of us. He was full of kindness and love, courage and boldness. He was smart and funny and gave constant joy and happiness to those around him.We simply cannot imagine a world without him, and when we do the pain is unimaginable. How we will miss his sweet soul. Oh Ransom, how we will miss you…how desperately we will miss you.