Devotions from Judy’s heart

Surprise!! How many times have we been surprised by a party, maybe someone’s kindness to us, a gift etc?   It may be a simple kindness like my neighbor who picks me up for Line Dancing and has my passenger seat all heated up by the time she arrives at our house. Or when we went to El Tequila’s to talk over if we should buy a new SUV, the boss surprised us with paying for our dinner. Then he surprised us again by giving us a gift certificate for several more lunches there. A wonderful surprise! I think the Lord loves to give us surprises but the sad thing is we often miss thanking Him or recognizing they come from him. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”(James 1:17)  When we surprise others, we are being used by Him to share His love. Or when others surprise us we can give thanks to Him for He prompted them to give. Let us remember where every good gift comes from!