Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Revelation 1:18 (NIV)
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Sometimes the simplicity of the Message comes through an inconvenient task.
For the last two days I've had my niece and her family with me. She has two precious little girls with a lot of energy. The little one, Payton outran my cats Mercy, Grace and Savannah. She chased them as she discovered with excitement that these four legged furry creatures could run around the house just like her. Of course the cats were terrified and hid in my room for 48 hours. I guess they felt threatened by a "little person".
We had dinner together and enjoyed each others company. Payton ran outside collecting "little yellow flowers" a.k.a weeds and put them in a jar. It kept her busy and it was a game to see how many she could get; I have a lot of weeds. I convinced Meyli the older sibling that collecting ants and putting them in a jar could actually be fun; also a time of discovery and removing the fear of small insects that are outside.
My niece knows I serve the Lord. When she was a little girl I used to bring her to church with me. Great memories.
So as they get ready this morning, I said "goodbye" and left first because I was on my way to work. I reminded them to close the door behind them and not to let the cats out.
As I was just arriving at work I get a call. It's my niece letting me know that they are all packed and outside ready to venture back down South. Her voice seemed a little "off". I asked her "what's wrong?" Well, in all the packing and getting ready they accidentally locked themselves out of my home leaving their car keys inside.
My heart sank because I had just arrived at work; a 30 minute drive. There was no other access to my home. I even gave them permission to break in through a window but to no avail.
If you want to get into my house you need a key!
Scripture tell us that Jesus is the Living One who was once dead but now lives for ever more! Revelation reads, "I hold the keys of death and Hades".
At the cross where he was crucified, a very extravagant love paid for the sins of the whole world.
So with no other option, I get in the car and head all the way back home. As I arrived we kind of laughed and opened the door with my key.
My niece and I had a good chat, something we did not do in the two days we were together. We prayed and once again I was able to share with her about the Lord. What seemed like an inconvenience was actually a God ordained moment! Praise the Lord!
How Great is Our God!
Stephanie, I hope you are reading this. I love you, but remember Jesus loves you more. Please take to heart our conversation, I promise He is real and he loves you.
He is not a genie but the Creator of the World who desires a relationship with you!
Read the book of John and ask God to reveal himself to you.
Love you!~Titi Liz
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