A Little Good News

Every great once in awhile, I succumb to the peer pressures of blogging.  Today is one such day.  

I confess; I do not watch television, listen to secular radio, nor read the newspaper.  I truly live in a vacuum and enjoy every moment.  However, today is the day I break with tradition to bring you some stories of hope and encouragement from the world wide web!

Thank you to Rob Hansen at My God, My Music, My Life for challenging his readers to such an event!  

Going above and beyond the call to serve, I found these encouraging stories.

A little math help! — When you need help with your math what do you do?  Reach out to your local police department via FaceBook of course!  The kicker, they took the time to help!

Teaching Children — Taking the time out to teach Children in this day and age requires time and patience, especially when it comes to teaching them chess!  Hooray for my home state of Missouri!

A little gift goes a long way — God still moves through the heart of others!

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Animals are so near to my heart.  Our pets depend on us and when we let them down it’s tragic!  Here’s to those who step up!

He gets a second chance — Found near dead, this dog gets to ride in style!

One for the cats — There are those in this world who think we would be better off without cats, these folks disagree.

Personal delivery for the wildlife — The drought affects everyone, especially the animals.

Mark 16-15

 

 

 

 

A Letter of Love

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only son…” Click To Tweet

My Dearest Sister,

Before you knew what love was, He loved you.  God saw every detail of your life.  As He formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew every freckle and called your hairs by name.   He saw the shame you tucked away within your heart.  He saw the guilt as He watched you hide; yet, He still chose the cross.

Sweet Sister, if I took a close look at humanity and saw the unmentionable ways in which they mocked me, ran from me, and betrayed my name, I (as a human) would not lay down my life for the likes of them.  I imagine, I would shake my head and walk away leaving them to roll in the muck of life as they saw fit; wash my hands and leave them alone.  However, God has a love that is beyond my scope of limitation and refuses to leave anyone without His love.

Darling Sister, He saw the times you betrayed Him, the time you chose to push Him away, and He saw you deny His heart consistently.  He died for you anyhow.  He tore the veil between limited and limitless so you could come close, no need to stand at a distance anymore.  You were the one He thought of when He rose from the grave.  Don’t be ashamed, throw off your fear and come running to Him.  As you run to Him, what hindered love will only become part of your story.

Please, my Sister, do not quit now, you are almost home.  The open arms of your Father’s love eagerly await you. The love of the Father knows no boundaries; it has no limits, and nothing can separate you from the love of God.  He created you for love; to love God and love others.

Please remember, in all these things, through the love of God, you are more than a conqueror.  I am convinced that neither life or death, angels or demons, the past or in the future, no heights or depths, nothing, absolutely nothing in all of creation can separate you from the love God has for you through His Son, Jesus. (Romans 8:37-39 in my words)  While you were lost in your sin, while you were hiding and afraid, He died for you. (Romans 5:8)  There is none other than our Almighty Father who loved you enough to send His son to erase your slate.  He planned out His love for you from the beginning of creation and will carry it through until the end.  Regardless of everything, His love for you is from everlasting to everlasting!

Before I knew Him,

My prayer for you, my sister, is a prayer to awaken His love within you.

Awaken your love within her, stir her soul to sing
Cause her heart to break, remove false hope to which she clings
Come Holy Spirit, awaken her Love

There is no chain your love can’t break
Have her heart Lord; it’s yours to take
Come Holy Spirit, teach her Love

Pour out your love that ruins all fear
Draw her in and keep her here.
Come Holy Spirit, help her Love.

Oh my Darling Sister, His love has set you free!

It’s through His love, I write,

Your Sister

 

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