Dear Ones,
Hope your day is filled with good things. Al left early this morning to go see our friend about our taxes and another friend for lunch. I did some studying, made G.F. muffins  and took rice krispie bars down for coffee time. My walk today will be alone with the Lord and all of nature since Al will be on the road.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
How often do we label people and put them in categories? I think we all do that at times but it isn’t fair to the person, for each one is a unique creation of God. There is no one quite like us anywhere through all of time and that seems totally amazing when you think of the billions and billions of people.  We are told to judge not and it is especially important not to label people on first impressions because it tells only a small portion of who they are. Each person is unique and irreplaceable. Why do we want to act and dress like someone else when it may not be who we really are? My sister-in-law is a seamstress and loves that fact that she can create clothes that are not like anyone else, but simply reflect who she really is. Wouldn’t it be great if teen agers did the same instead of having to have a certain style and brand of clothes? Living at Northern Lakes we meet new people all the time and our first impression is not necessarily the same as when we sit and have coffee with them and get to know them. We should not label others quickly but let it evolve who they are and appreciate their uniqueness. We have only to reflect on how wonderful it feels when others do that for us, and appreciate our unique qualities. One day when our grandson was here alone with us, we had time for a long conversation with him. He was seeking to know exactly what sort of job he is cut out for and we asked lots of questions for him to think about. His two brothers are very different from him and will not choose a similar field of interest. Isn’t it wonderful that God created us all so different? David said in Psalm 138:14 (The Word), “I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Our works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.” May each of us know in our hearts how marvelously we are made and also appreciate His creation in others without lumping them into categories and labeling them!
Challenge for today: Tell another person in your life at least one unique quality you see and appreciate in them.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy