Just Because… Happy First Day of May! If you are reading this you are blessed beyond measure. Some are celebrating another year, others new additions to their family, others new jobs, upcoming moves, or the anticipation of any of these and so much more. On the other side some are remembering loss, words and actions of rejection, feeling physical and mental pain, coping with the results of a doctors visit, and again any number of other peace stealing circumstances. The reality is that this unfortunately is our reality, a confusing and mixed up world full of joy and pain, happiness and sadness, laughter and crying, wellness and sickness, wealth and not so much. Life is full of blessings and the truth is blessings come in many forms. Take each one, each moment and embrace it. Place your trust not in your circumstances or your ability to change them or even handle them but in Him who said come to me, lay down what you’re carrying, holding, lugging around and I’ll give you rest. Come now…celebrate the blessing of today. Happy First Day of May…Just Because!
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lam 3:24
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35
Though He was a Jew, Christ mingled with the Samaritans, setting at naught the Pharisaic customs of His nation. In face of their prejudices, He accepted the hospitality of this despised people. He slept under their roofs, ate with them at their tables, partaking of the food prepared and served by their hands, taught in their streets, and treated them with the utmost kindness and courtesy. Jesus sat as an honored guest at the table of the publicans, by His sympathy and social kindliness showing that He recognized the dignity of humanity..
The dream started way back when Jesus walked this earth, continued with Martin and many others, and is the legacy which should guide each of us today, Love. Live blessed.
This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13, 14
Happy New Year, 2016 is here! Blessings to you all. Enjoy every moment and stay safe and focused.
As you enter upon a new year, let it be with an earnest resolve to have your course onward and upward. -ML
Hold On, He’s Strong, and Walk Boldly With Your God.