Canaan’s Rest represents a quiet place “set apart” for the purpose of hearing God's voice, growing in intimacy with the Lord, and being renewed in soul and spirit.

May 22, 2023

Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! This morning I just made Chicken Teriyaki and went to Aldi’s and my exercise class. This afternoon we will be making a visit to Vicki who have walked the Paul Bunyan trail with so many times.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  We never know where our lives will take us but we do know we have a loving Father who is with us each step we take. Sometimes we go through twists and turns and taken to places we would rather not go but He is there always.
  Today we are going to see our friend Vickie, whom I have written of in the past. She was a well-known Doctor/surgeon who delivered more babies than she could count. But her life has changed as she is now in an Alzheimer’s care center where we will visit her. David, her husband, has written poetry to be put into a book for others going on this similar journey with their loved ones, but lately the words didn’t come for another poem and he was frustrated. He went outside to photograph an unforgettable sunset and he said, “God if you can make such a beautiful sunset then give me something to help as I am at the end of my rope.”  He sensed the Holy Spirit telling him to turn the page in his writing and Alzheimer’s was no longer to be his main focus but spirituality, nature, social justice issues etc. The verse came to mind from Matt. 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”  I will share with you the poem he just wrote called:
                          Before the Sunset


              The sun’s light becomes a beautiful masterpiece
              As it prepares to settle into a night of rest and peace
              The sun has warmed the earth this day like a symphony
              In perfect harmony 
              When the day turns to night
              Stars and moon create additional light 
              The shadow of the for-get-me-not flowers disappear
              The constellation with the star of love appears
              When the sun falls just below the horizon, we hear (beyond the sunset) an old hymn
              Oh, what wonder we have witnessed as the sun dim
              The beauty of the setting sun was like love and romance               
              Which opened Heaven’s door just enough to share a glance.”
  We plan to bring cookies on a stick and have coffee with Vickie along with music and a time of sharing together. Life has changed for them but we celebrate each day He gives for He is always, always with us!
Challenge for today: Take some time in nature and give thanks to the Lord for where He has you right now.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy


1 Comment

  1. Becky

    Hi Judy! It’s Becky from Rhoda’s Bible Study. And your daughter Anne and I are good buddies! She is so fun! Anyhow,, I was just checking in on your daily devotion! Very nice!💕🙏👍

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