Life Preserver

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When I’m on a boat or ship, I like seeing the life preserver rings and lifeboats scattered about the ship.  Not only are they interesting, but they are comforting.  If the boat has trouble, we have a plan.  And knowing that we have a plan, I can relax and enjoy my time on the boat. 

In life, it’s not always so easy.  I look about frantically for the life preserver ring, for the lifeboat that will magically whisk me away from troubles.  Being a Christian is not a magic cure for “no more troubles.”  In fact, Jesus said once, “In this world you will have trouble.”  But then He finished by saying, “But take heart, for I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33) He’s bigger than what I see now; His gaze and reach and scope is so much more.  He’s there to rescue me, save me, and keep me from drowning, but these everyday troubles sometimes remain because He knows that it strengthens me and makes me more like Him.  He saves me completely and utterly, but the magnitude of that will not be fully seen until I am with Him one day.  And I will be utterly amazed at the enormity of His rescue.  Blessings, Lisa

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”  ~Psalm 91:14-15

 

Overcome the World

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“In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~Jesus, John 16:33

This picture says that to me…we might face government fiasco, wars, unrest, financial distress, feel the need to build forts and have big guns, but there is something greater.  The mountains, the sky, the One who made it all.  Jesus.  And He has overcome.  Joy and blessings for your day, Lisa

God’s Teardrops

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Does God feel what we feel?  Does He understand what it means to be human, to cry, to laugh, to dance, to mourn?  I believe that He does.

Jesus wept when confronted with the sorrow of his friends Mary & Martha at the death of their brother Lazarus, even though He knew He would raise him back to life.  He had great compassion.

God let Jesus walk this road with us so He would understand completely what we go through each day in this life.  And it is wonderful to know that He knows.  “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

Slainte, Lisa

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