Friday, February 17, 2017

Blessing and love to you this sunny Friday! Here in N.Y. Most school are out next week, because of winter break. February is moving right along. We like it that way. Only four months and it will be June.

A few weeks ago we bought a new sofa for our family room. The one that we had seems fine for a few years, but recently it had bee sagging terribly, so we had our handyman open it up so we could repair it. We could not believe what we didn't see! There were no springs, foam, or metal support system. All we saw were these straps that crisscrosses the entire width and that was all there was to hold the cushions in place. No wonder we felt as if we could drop right into the thing!

Hang on for a minute while I explain this next part. It may seem irrelevant, but it will fit, I promise. Earlier today I was really feeling the need for some sun on my face, so I laid down on the floor in our dining room. There was a small patch of sunshine hitting that area of the wood floor. To those of you in warmer climates, this is what us New Yorkers do with our spare time during the winter!
As I felt the warmth of the sun on my skin I thought about how clueless we would be without sunlight; there would be no life at all. It's only because of the exact right tilt of earth to the sun that we don't freeze or burn up!

It is the support of the sun to our planet that allows for life. It was the lack of support that caused our sofa to become useless. So how does this make any sense for your day? We can sometimes be like my old sofa. We lack the support that we need to stand up. We can fizzle out under the weight of all the pressure from the boss who just doesn't understand your need to be home in time to get your son off the bus. Or maybe your and your husband have been angry at each other because someone forgot to pay the electric bill on time, and things excelated from there. 

The point is, without God's loving care and the power of His precious Holy Spirit in our lives we can't bare up under any of life's pressures. We were not made to hold anxiety, fear or stress. The only way life makes sense is when we lay all of our burdens down at the feet of Jesus. He made us to display His glory, and anything less is not him. 

"Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved."   {Psalm 55:22}

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