|I AM LOVED!|
Today has been a really rough day for me, but instead of saying, "I don't know how I'm going to make it, I said, God will provide." And you know what? That's exactly what he did.
A good friend called me this afternoon and took me to dinner. We talked and laughed for the longest time while consuming what I know must have been an entire pot of coffee. You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine. I am thankful that God provided me with a wonderful friend to help ease my burden--to show me, that I wasn't alone.
I am also thankful for my family. God has blessed me with two wonderful children, a son-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. I feel so blessed beyond measure! Since I now have the title of grandmother, one of my co-worker bought me this beautiful pillow that reads: "When a child is born so is a grandmother." I display that pillow proudly, and even though it's probably not the "best" photo that I've ever taken, it fit my mood for today--a grandmother who loves her family!!!
I am so thankful that long, long ago, God loved me so much that He gave his one and only Son to die on a cross for me to purchase my salvation--the ultimate gift of love. He has provided for me in the past, and He will continue to provide for me in the future. And that confidence in my Lord gives me peace and joy.
So, even though today was a toughy, as has been the past couple of months (some days more than others), I have only to look at the friend across the table from me tonight who talked and laughed with me for hours, or glance at the pillow that sits in my chair reminding me of my wonderful children and grandchildren, or remember the cross and empty tomb where my savior died and rose from the grave to know just what a blessed woman that I truly am. When I count such blessings the tough things become a little easier and the heavy load becomes a little lighter.
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.
I'm so glad that Jesus loves me. He always has and always will!