Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Early Morning Thoughts

These photos were taken last week, on my way home from dropping Sarah off at work.  I love how  beautiful the sky was that day.  It was a reminder that even with stormy clouds there is beauty.

Rachel is writing an essay on the Names of God for her theology class and we were talking about it yesterday.  God, through His names, is continuously revealing Himself to us.  He's our healer (Jehovah Rapha), he's our Righteousness (Jehovah Tsidkenu), he's our provider (Jehovah Jireh).  He also refers to Himself as Jealous (qanna or kanna), as our peace (Jehovah Shalom).  Its really amazing how God wants us to know Him as He knows us.  He's not a being 'out there, somewhere distant' but He is close to us and longs to be in relationship with us.

Our former associate pastor, Jack Wilkins, died Sunday night at the age of 95.  He was a Marine, a veterinarian, a pastor, husband and father.  His Anne went to be with the Lord several years ago, after a long battle with Parkinson's.  Jack was in the hospital with bronchitis and seemed to be rebounding.  We don't weep at those who have no hope, we are sad, but rejoicing that Jack is with the Lord (he was so ready) and reunited with his Anne!

I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Theresa said...

Gorgeous scenes! What a blessing to have Jack for 95 years ! He is with Anne now and I know they are rejoicing together. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Linda said...

A life well lived. That’s the gift we can give our Lord and blesses others.

Cheryl said...

What unfathomable joy your dear friend is experiencing right now! We cannot be sad for him . . . only for those who will miss his earthly presence.

It is a good thing to ponder the names of God, revealing who He is!

Vee said...

Oh, I am sorry for the sadness that comes with saying goodbye to a good friend. I love reading how you are rejoicing in his being safely home and with his Lord and loved ones.

I also loved what you said about God’s desire for us to know Him...really know Him. It has been the quest of my life for 55 years. I am like Paul seeing through the glass darkly.

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