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This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery

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Monday Morning Munch No. 81 – Come Swimming With Me

Written March 19th, 2014

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The last few hours I have been swimming around in this massive and glorious pool called God’s Love and I hope this morning you will join me. I pray that as you go through your day today that you take special notice and delight in God’s love and all the ways He demonstrates it toward you. As our lives speed up and our schedules get crowded with more and more responsibilities, it’s so easy for our minds and hearts to get cluttered and bogged down with things that have no eternal significance and we can lose sight of the most stunning reality: God loves us. God loves you. Personally. Deeply. Whole heartily. 

This is a common truth, but don’t brush it off. Let it sink into your bones and every cell of your heart. The holy and righteous Creator of the universe loves you

 “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.” -Jeremiah 31:3

This morning I read Spurgeon’s “Evening” from last night’s Morning and Evening and it was like water for my dehydrated heart! 

“As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you.” -John 15:9

 What is this divine method of love?

 God loved the son:

Without beginning.
Without any change.
Without any end.
Without any measure.

(And He loves you the same.)

 There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness.

-Charles Spurgeon

 So come on into the waters of God’s Love, it’s the perfect temperature for a swim.

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 81 – Come Swimming With Me

  1. This is so beautiful Sophie. Thank you so much for the encouraging reminder!! I love it!

  2. Michael Snow says:

    Amen. Spurgeon certainly swam in that pool. And he helps us swim in deep water if we follow our Lord as he did. http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/

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