Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! Today is our monthly Birthday party day here and Al and I went  to pick up the cake from Costco and to get the tables ready. I have a question for those with birthdays and also a booby prize.Emoji I cleaned the apt this morning and hope to get a walk in between rain.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
When I recently sent out my daily devotional, I asked the question, “What is the hardest thing in your day for you to let go of and give into God’s control?” What I noticed was most people wrote that it was most difficult to give up concern and worry about their loved ones, particularly their children. One mom said that when she worries, it helps her to realize that her love is minuscule for them compared to the expansive, immeasurable love the Lord has for them. When she remembers that, peace comes to her. Another mom shared how God is helping her to be able to put her children and grandchildren into God’s capable hands. Recently her daughter’s young husband suddenly died and that upped her concern for her family even more. But she writes that not long ago when they were in the street loading the car and saying good-bye to her daughter’s family, my friend noticed that there was a cross in one of her daughter’s windows. She knew that there had not been a cross there before so she walked towards the house and prepared to go inside to see the cross that her daughter must have hung there the previous night. But surprisingly, there was not a cross there! She walked back to the street and looked at the window again and the cross was once again there. This time there was also a beam of light crossing over the window down to the ground. She had two grandsons stand by the window and took their picture by it. When she approached the door again the cross and light were gone. She knew then that God was speaking to her and was saying to her, ”I’ve got it!” She felt God let her know that she needn’t worry for He would be watching over her kids. Later when she got home, she developed that picture, and the cross and beam of light are there to be seen. Since then, she has experienced His peace knowing Jesus has her children and grandchildren covered.
For all of us it is good to remember we are in God’s hands. Like David said in Psalm 16:8-11 (God’s Word), “I always keep the Lord in front of me. When He is by my side, I cannot be moved. That is why my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. My body rests securely because you do not abandon my soul to the grave or allow your holy one to decay. You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.”
Challenge for today: Give your family into the Lord’s hands and rest in the assurance that He loves and cares for them more than you do.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy