Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying this day!  So good to see the sun again! The is morning I went to Aldi’s shopping  and made cookies, choc covered raspberries and individual egg dishes.  The house is full of aroma!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Yesterday Al and I went for our daily afternoon walk and I mentioned to  him how good it is when we are pointed home again. We walk almost a mile and a half on the Paul Bunyan Trail through the woods until we get to our marker which is a bench on the side of the trail. Al does a few stretching exercises and then we begin our mile and a half back. On the way there, I look especially at the flowers and changing leaves and any animals we may see, but on the way home, it seems like the time goes faster in anticipation of getting home and having supper etc. I shared with  Al how it is much like life for in the first half we are busy building our careers, trying things out and discovering our gifts. But in the second half of our lives, which some of us are in, we let go of thinking of those things as being most important; we think more of eternal things, rather than the transient. In fact, we begin to get ready for the day we can put aside these earthly bodies and are home with the Lord…that is our true home! We find ourselves anticipating the marriage feast of the lamb and the day of no more tears or pain, but being forever with the Lord and all believers. It’s hard to even imagine what that day will be like but for now we need to stick it out here and now.
Paul says in Col. 3:1-3 (The Message), “So if you’re serious about living this resurrections life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ–That’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Our lives are meant to be centered in the Lord and then we can see things as He sees them, from His perspective. Let us not be so focused on our temporary lives, but focus on what will last forever.
Challenge for today: Let go of those transient things that take up your time and let your focus be on what is lasting.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy