Devotions from Judy’s heart

Have you ever noticed how the Lord just seems to “show up” at the most unexpected times?  I read today from Luke 24 how Jesus walked with the 2 men on the road to Emmaus and it wasn’t until He broke bread with them that they recognized who He truly was. . And when He appeared to His disciples after the resurrection they were startled and a bit frightened until He spoke a word of peace. I think it is amazing all the ways that Jesus appears to us or speaks to our hearts… sometimes it is in the voice of a stranger, or in the beauty of a sunset, the sound of the loon, the smell of fresh baked bread, a phrase of scripture that just stands out etc   Some time ago I was asking the Lord to just let me know He was there during a difficult time…All of a sudden a mama duck swam by carefully watching over her ducklings. It was as if the Lord was saying to me He was very aware of me and watching over me.  Just recently a retreatant shared how the Lord spoke a message to his heart as he  observed a fish trying to swim upstream against the currant.   As Sarah Young says in Jesus Calling, “there is no limit to the variety of ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My messages, in whatever form they come. When you set out to find Me in a day, you discover the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence.” May we not miss Him as He reveals Himself throughout our day!