Posting this for my family who has been fabulous through this troubling season!
As we drove home the other day, this beautiful sunset adorned the sky.
“What a gorgeous sunset!” I said, casting my eyes heavenward with my camera perched on my lap.
My daughter, Kelli, smiled. “I know,” she said, getting off the interstate and zooming through a car dealership to get me to an open field so I could take a photograph. “It’s just what you do!”
A lovely conclusion! And a great end to a wonderful birthday!
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3
I love Chronicles, and while reading a passage from the 16th chapter it occurred to me that we need to share our testimonies a little more often. Not only to encourage others, but to bring Glory to a deserving God.
So here’s one of mine: I prayed and asked God for a camera for obvious reasons — mine was broken, and I love showcasing God’s wonder. Shortly thereafter, Keith bought a great camera and let me use it — continually — as in months.
When I became attached to the camera and the many opportunities the Lord provided, I began to wonder what I would do without the blessed clicker. The Lord assured me the camera was already mine. (Here’s where I’m sure the Lord placed an image on Keith’s heart — me clutching his new camera close, happily chasing after a critter and thanking God for the opportunity.)
Then one day, out of the blue, I received a message from Keith: The camera likes you better, why don’t you just keep it!
Gushing with joy I responded: You’re right — it does like me better! Thank you so much! I love you like a camera on a good photo shoot! (The part Keith didn’t see was me whooping, hollering, and thanking an awesome God.)
My prayer: Thank you, dear Jesus, for caring even about the little things in my life! Help me to constantly use this wonderful gift you have so graciously given me for Your Glory! And please Bless Keith extra big! Amen
Jesus answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” Matthew 16:2 & 3