Here are some posts that were like a breath of fresh air to me from this past week.
“We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears.
Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.” – A. W. Tozer (The Pursuit of God)
I thought this quote was fitting as a new year stretches before us with all of its unknowns. What most of us fear for or get anxious about are our loved ones and their safety. How true that there’s no better way than to commit our treasures to God, this year and always.
I know 2013 will bring inward peace and authentic joy to any of us who choose to pursue God. He’ll manifest Himself to us as we learn of Him.
“The angels have gone to bed
Their soft hair,
Their bright eyes,
Their little footsteps,
Still dance in our head,
Presents wait unopened
But the angels have gone on to bed,
Until Heaven’s spring comes,
When every box,
Every long awaited gift is finally seen
Oh, this long, long night
With its cruel winter sting
Their warmth is what we need
All is not lost in the world,
Their light is not blotted out by the dark,
The angels have gone to bed
To keep vigil over earth’s hurting,
Always to shine with Heaven’s light,
Making all broken hearts bright”
(For Sandy Hook Elementary School — December 14, 2012)
This is heartbreaking yet the good coming from it and their strong faith is truly amazing. Read about the Shelby’s here, they can use all the help and prayers they can get!