Each day brings each own set of blessings. Today, I am thanking God that I live in a place that has four separate and very distinct seasons. Right now, I’m enjoying a rainy fall morning. I have an electric heater fireplace insert making a soothing sound as it blows warm air into the room. There’s nothing pressing that I must hurry to do. My husband and I will go about our day (enjoying retirement together), stopping to share thoughts every now and then. My sons and their families are healthy and well. This is contentment and I thank God for today and the abundant life He has made possible.
Another blessing of today was looking at Facebook and reading my son’s post. I have two grown sons, and both are strong, faithful Christian men. I’ve learned so much from each of them, and there’s no way to measure the joy they’ve brought into my life.
The following post is from Barry. Both of us hope it will be one of the blessings you all enjoy today!
Because we measure love by human standards, it can be hard to imagine what it means to be loved unconditionally. We understand passionate love, and young love, and first loves. Yet all three of those circle back towards the ability to sustain that love, and to most people, there will come a time when that begins to feel difficult. The rush wears off, the facades come down, and daily life begins to wear down the sparkle. The ones who make it are those who choose to hold on to that first kind of love, in all moments – even when the ones we are called to love seem entirely unlovable. To some small degree, that is the way God loves us. He holds on tightly to us, even when the going gets rough, and loves us at our very best and our lowest worst. His is a love with no earthly match, but an example of the way we should aspire to be. The love from our God is unwavering and committed. Always believe that it is, and always will be, meant for you. I don’t believe we can completely fatham God’s love for us in our humanness because His love is divine and not limited by human understanding and human perception.