Be Still...

Tonight, I'm feeling a little sad. I got a phone call this evening...just full of bad news. Some of my loved ones are suffering. I always want to make people feel better in their time of suffering, but I just don't know how. "I love you" and "I'm praying for you" seem so...insufficient.

Will you all do something with me tonight? Just take a moment, close your eyes, take a deep breath, connect with the One who made you and cherishes you. Think about how He blesses He expresses His love for you...and just say "Thank you". Sometimes, during times of suffering...mine and others'...there's just so little to do besides be still and know that He is God.

In my fumbling around on my computer for the past 20 minutes (in a failed effort to say something profound), I dug out that old "Lessons From Kids" file. I thought the following seemed like a good fit for how I'm feeling tonight:

The kids and I frequently tell each other “I love you THIS much”, as we stretch our arms out at far as they will go. The kids grunt and groan as they stretch out their arms, trying in vain to make their arms span as far as mine. Of course, I have much longer arms than my 2 and 3 year olds! They look from one of my hands to the other with a look of awe and pleasure to see this tangible display of my love for them. I’ve learned an important and sweet lesson about God’s love through this exercise with my precious children.

I’m reminded how incomprehensible God’s love is for me, his beloved child. Although I can think and ponder (grunt and groan!) all day long trying to understand the love of God, I simply am unable to do so. In my present state, a mere babe, all I can do is see the blessings in my life and look to my Lord with awe and pleasure. I know he loves me tremendously. Thank you, Lord.

Hilty Sprouts  – (1/23/2008 10:28:00 PM)  

I'm so sorry to hear someone you love is suffering. I will pray.

Anonymous –   – (1/24/2008 12:27:00 PM)  

The picture of the cloud is beautiful! The caption above says it all BE STILL1111


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