Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bread for the Journey

Knowing God

 Let them boast in this alone: That they truly know me, and understand that I am the LORD of Justice and of righteousness whose love is steadfast, and that I love to be this way. -  Jeremiah 9:24 TLB

Today is our 45th wedding anniversary.
Do you think that in 45 years Harv and I might be able to say we know each other?
Why of course we do! After all we've had 45 years in which to learn about each other.
Based on our experiences together we know that we can trust and rely on each other. 

But if we were to be completely truthful, 
we'd have to admit that we do not know each other absolutely.
Just as we were when we got married, we are still two different people.
Gender, background, ideas, opinions, ways of doing things - we are not the same.
So it follows that occasionally we surprise each other.
I think I know how Harv will react to a given situation and suddenly, he shows another side!

How well do we know God
How well can we know God?
If we live day by day in His presence, if we diligently study to know Him,
He can be known by us.
Not completely, after all we are different than Him.
He is sinless, we are sinful
He is the Creator, we are His creation.
He is Divine, we are but human.

But He longs for us to know Him more intimately
 and daily gives us opportunities to know Him better.

For those who are His children, our experience with Him causes us to trust Him and rely on Him
even when we don't understand His plans.
For those who have not yet chosen to follow Him, who do not yet know Him:,
find out about this great God, study to find out Who He Is
and the more you get to know Him the more you will know that his love for you is steadfast and will never waver. He can be trusted and relied upon to never disappoint you or fail you.

Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know  Him, and He will respond to us as surely as the coming of dawn or the rain of early spring. - Hosea 6:3 TLB


  1. Amen...and a very Happy Anniversary to you both!

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  2. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing your thots and BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY..and always love the recipes!!!!!!!!

  3. Amen! And Happy Anniversary!!!