Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bread for the Journey

Piles and Piles of Books

I have never counted how many books I have , but I know I have never at any point in my life felt that I had 'enough'!
I remember, as a child, reading the last verse in the gospel of John with wonder and awe.
How I wished that every one of those books HAD been written.
"And there are also many other things that Jesus did which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written."
John 21:25 NKJV

Jesus, our Creator , Teacher, Healer, God
Jesus is still today adding to the things that could be written about Him.
His words are still true, His invitation still open to you and to me,
"And whatsoever You ask in My name, that I will do!"
John 14:13 NKJV
When we read the stories recorded in the gospels,
of the many people who came to Jesus with their needs and requests,
He did not turn them away, but rather had compassion on them.
We can have the same confidence today when we approach Him
with our concerns and burdens.
He WILL hear us and He WILL answer our prayer.
He WILL act on our behalf.
Even when our prayers are not answered the way we desired,
we can trust that God answers according to His wisdom and in His love,
working out His ultimate good purposes for our lives.
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"Lord, we thank you that you are a God who works. We thank you that you never grow weary of your children coming to you with their needs, their concerns,
their tears.
We thank you that you always work according to what is best for us.
Help us to trust you with all our hearts. Amen "
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3 comments:

  1. I like your perspective... that books are still being written .. stories of you and me still include what Jesus is doing...

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  2. I think you had me in your thoughts again...how true..to stay continued in the books that count for eternity.

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