It is a bit blustery in Florida today (it felt very peculiar to type that), with cool temperatures and heaps of wind! I actually like it! It gives me a greater excuse to drink copious amounts of hot tea! Weather aside, I hope that you are finding yourself caught up in the embrace of an all-loving God. His love is so fantastic! Somehow this great, incredible and all powerful God who created wonders beyond our comprehension loves us. Stunning! This particular passage has been buzzing around my head recently:
"How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son." Ephesians 1:4-6 The Message (emphasis added)
The other night as we were putting our children into their beds my son Ben told me that when he was in China, he was sad. While I was steeling my heart, he calmly continued, "I happy now in this house 'cause I have a family." Oh, how I pray that the collective heart of humanity would feel the same happiness! For the sons and daughters who haven't experienced this great happiness and joy of finding yourself in The Family- come home. There is a Father who loves you and a family who believes in you. And it's so easy to find your way back, in fact the moment you decide to take your place in the family the Father brings home to you. His love and grace will ever meet you just where you are.
I love you.
God loves you.
If you made a decision to take your place in The Family, please send me a message through this site. I'd love to have the opportunity to welcome you home! -Jessie