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Saturday. August 15, 2020


Joshua 24:1

God’s Grace

I gave you a land which you had not tilled and cities which you had not built, to dwell in; you have eaten of vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.

We become accustomed to the daily blessings we receive from God and ask why God has not given us more.

God says: I see your daily going out and return and I cannot bear to be without you; and so I accompany you. I hear your prayers and petitions and I cannot bear to deny you; and so I give you all those gifts I know will enrich your life and strengthen your soul. I know your sorrow and your joy; and so I both grieve and celebrate with you. I give you Living Water to slack your thirst, vineyards and olive groves to strengthen your body. And grace you with my Spirit to console and heal you. I walk with you each day and never leave your side. Trust me to sustain you in your time of need. Include me in your festivals when you celebrate the goodness of life.

We curse the darkness and take the light for granted. We enjoy the comforts of a modern life and become impatient when they are withdrawn for a short time. We forget that God chooses to live with us and forget to live with God. As we search for the best way forward during the pandemic we share, let us remember God’s grace and gifts today and all days.

For more on how God’s Grace moves in our loves, click on the image above or go to: http://thomasg1971.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-does-grace-of-god-mean.html

A re-post from August 22, 2013.

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