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Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's like a Bubbling Brook

Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Peace of God that transcends…..

I have often felt and have been enveloped by the Peace of God.  Usually I have quickly recognized it, but this time….with the passing of my mom…it has been a little different. 

I have found myself asking why I am not hurting more…why the grieving somehow seems less so quickly…its only been a week.

I find myself almost feeling guilty that my heart is not more painful….  My sister and I have both discussed this…both of us feeling the same. 

The Peace of God the Bible says transcends….it goes beyond…beyond, past all that the human person feels, thinks and allows pain to do to us.  It's not that the pain has been overlooked or passed by, but somehow has been strongly overshadowed and has left a peaceful environment and the pain I expected has decreased, somehow lessened.  It's as if the Spirit of God has breathe life into those areas that somehow would want to shrivel and die…..He has not allowed my very being to fall beyond His grasp….He has gently carried me…..gently reminding me not only of the most beautiful memories of my mom…but assured me that she is with Him.  It’s a gift…it’s a gift from my Father in Heaven.  A gift that he doesn’t have to give me, just like when he allowed my very ears to hear my mom’s confession of her faith & hope in her Maker, her Father, her Savior.  It’s a gift.   It's a bucket of kindness, a fountain of precious rain falling on my heart to bring life....it's a sound of a bubbling brook that I hear...can you hear it.....it brings clean, gentle, refreshing water...water that carries life.  Every morning He sends a mist, a blanket of dew to refresh me again...oh continue to flood my soul Lord....

He is my Peace & the Giver of Life.....Eternal Life!

God bless you!~Liz
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