I read this morning: This resurrection life I received from God is not a timid, fearful life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! Romans 8:15
This photo popped up in my photo memories of Josh and Rex, our son-in-law and youngest grandson. Makes me smile thinking of our Father who loves us even more than we love our children and grandchildren. Little Rex has no idea what’s going on in our world today. But his father is watching over him and his family. His father will protect them and give them what they need.
Little Rex may not get everything he wants. In fact, yesterday, Cherry, his mama discovered he somehow ordered 4 kid movies off her iPad. He doesn’t get to keep those as his parents know better than he does what he needs.
Our Father is right here with us. He knows what we need. We will keep following Him through this until we get to the other side.
Another thought, this photo reminds me of is those who are strong in the faith. They are the tall one in the picture. If you are older in the faith, you have others who are looking to you, those that are new babies in Christ. They need your encouragement, your prayers and to see your faith in action in the Father!
We are not hiding in fear.
We are not sitting in front of the TV all day.
We do check the news in the morning to be informed as things are changing rapidly.
We are praying.
We are listening to praise and worship music.
We are building our immune systems up.
We are going outside to exercise in fresh air and sunshine.
We are writing down Bible verses on 3×5 cards.
Every time a worry thought comes to mind, we replace it with God’s promises.
We are finding ways to connect with people to listen to their hearts and encourage them.
We are remembering times in the past where God has been good to us. We are adding to our gratitude list.
We pray God’s light and hope will be seen in us and more will come to know Him through this dark time.
“I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the message has actually prospered.” Philip. 1:12
Only God knows the full extent of what’s going on today. He is allowing it for some reason. Here’s what we do know:
“We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance!”