Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday Reflections


How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36:7


When I first saw this heart in the sand it made me smile. I couldn't help but wonder about the one who drew it. Perhaps it was drawn by a child for his mom in appreciation for a fun day at the beach . . . or
an outward expression of puppy love from a spirited, young, adolescent . . . or perhaps a couple in their autumn years grateful for yet another day together.

Love has been the subject of countless books, poems and discussions throughout the years. It's image has been used to sell everything from mouthwash to cars and yet the world often forgets the giver of endless, unconditional love.

There is no one excluded from your limitless love, Lord. That includes me! I am so grateful to find shelter in your protective love. I know life will be filled with ups and downs, but I also know that if I continue to trust in you, the "downs" will be buffered by the knowledge that I am perfectly safe and truly cared for by you.
It is so comforting to know that I am never disqualified from receiving your love. It is always accessible to me. Only my unwillingness to accept it can ever deprive me of it.
You are my God. I thank you and I love you!


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9 comments:

  1. Yes I thank Him and love Him also. It is a big comfort to have a Heavenly Father you know never sleeps and is ever there for you.
    I am wondering? Why didn't you write Jesus in the heart..That would have been a big surprise if the person who drew it saw it again. Much love Crystal Mary

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  2. Beautiful post, Annette.

    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer with your family and sweet little Skipper.

    I am having a fun giveaway on Tuesday. I hope you will stop by and enter.

    Have a great week! La

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  3. Wonderful post... Love. I was doing a devotional this past week in which Beth Moore reminded me of who is the provider of endless love. She had stated every time we say I love you Lord, it is an expression of love we feel only because He loved us first! So this week.. I've been saying, "I love you, too." And to come across this post and be reminded of his love again is a confirmation that I am on the right path!

    Blessings,

    Misty

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  4. Hi Annette, Such a lovely photo and post. Have a blessed week. Mildred

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  5. I'm so glad for His buffer of Love! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. there was a time in my life I couldn't feel love....it was the touch of His that broke that....His love is deeper and greater than anything else and it heals and frees like nothing else. Great post.

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  7. This was a beautiful post! I'm still smiling and I will try to carry that with me through the day. A smile is a precious gift. Thank you! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. A great truth beautiful told and illustrated. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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