Ephesians 6:12 ‘Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand inthe evil day, and having done all.
During this past week I have experienced some of the emotions that can beset us as we age. I was endeavouring to ‘throw away’ some of the unnecessary to simplify my creative side to life. In one file was many memories and suddenly I saw what was in the not so distant past, and felt sorrow for how much in the past three years has changed in personal life. Even the closure of the little church we once attended. All the children through the years where I went for R.I. classes. Own children now living away and and……and…….so much, so much…..needing to be SURRENDERED.
HE alone has been CONSTANT. His Mercies and His Grace never, never, will end. THANK GOD FOR HIS PRESENCE through all the years of journeying.
I told Him that while I gave Thanks for the past there was this pain of sadness about the beauty and the stability of that which once was.
His response was loving, infinitely gentle but life affirming.
He said……….S T A N D!
I knew He could not mean physically. A lot of life NOW is sitting but I surely knew SPIRITUALLY. Swamped by His Love, Overwhelmed by His Presence, I write these few words to you.
STAND BELOVED! JOYFULLY. WITH GRATITUDE FOR WHO HE IS.