Posted by: Judy | June 4, 2013

Not what I expected…

Sometimes, I feel stuck and need a new perspective. God hears me ask, even when I don’t actually voice it. He knows. He listens. And He answers in His own way and time.

This time He sent Lynn Bukowski:

http://gracebeyondgrace.com/2012/09/26/this-is-freedom/

I am not a widow. I do not know what it is to love another person and lose them, not like this.

I do know what it is to sometimes want to self-destruct.

I do know what it is to have some precious miracle dropped into my lap to remind me God is aware of me.

I do know what it is to know the love and comfort of a dog and a horse. They truly do have a way of centering you in the moment.


Responses

  1. Waking up to this… honor and kindness blessed me more than I can use words to describe. June is the month of my husband’s death, and the memories are flooding in. Seeing this today grounded me. Grateful.

    • Thank you Lynn. I’m so grateful God brought you into my life. May you be blessed. You are loved beyond measure.

  2. Further, Naomi obviously took provisions of the Levirate Law as intended to include her widowed daughter-in-law as well as herself. Apparently concluding that she was too old to provide the heir to her dead son if she married again, she directed Ruth to stand in her stead. The result of it all was that Ruth found love in re-marriage as well as security and gave birth to children who carried on the name of her deceased husband. In the process Jehovah providentially arranged that her name appear in the genealogy of Jesus as His ancestress (Matt. 1:5). She was the mother of Obed, and, “He was the father of Jesse, the father of David,” an ancestor of the Messiah. Such was her reward for believing in the God of David. Obviously, she had no idea that the honor would be hers when she announced to Naomi her conversion from serving pagans gods to the worship of the One True God, Jehovah. She declared, “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16).

    • Thank you for the reminder. This is one of my favorite verses.

  3. Yes, our beloved pets bring us back to the here and now… they are always living in the present, in the moment, thank God for them. They are reminders of God’s presence.

    • God’s furry angels. 🙂

  4. So true. Thanks for sharing such a vital message.

    • I’m happy and grateful to share.

  5. So needed this today… Love your ability to share grace from a far…💛

    • Thank you.


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