Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Every Good Gift

Everything good in life is present because God is the Giver! The beautifully scripted words in James 1:17 clearly shares this beautiful promise, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.". Yes, God's goodness falls on us all...... everyday! Sometimes we are to busy to see His goodness or we choose to think we perhaps deserve goodness, but truly, if we take a few moments to listen to His still quiet voice and bask in His presence we will feel Him and see Him and more clearly understand that yes, He is the Giver, a most gracious one! Where do you meet with God, in a garden, on a patio in lovely surroundings, in a tiny apartment with little light, or surroundings that are not really what you had hoped for at this point in life. It does not matter where you are OR where you meet Him because HE is with you, He is able to be in your surroundings. He has that incredible ability to meet us where we are. We can stop striving, stop desiring, stop trying harder......we can look up and bask in His goodness because He is with us. [ My Presence will go with you and I will GIVE you rest. Exodus 33:14] His desire is to give us the keys to His Kingdom to know Him, His love, His mercy, His peace, and His forgiveness. It does not matter if we have missed the mark on a twisted path and lost the way......He will bring us back! He is gifted at giving the errant one clear direction. He welcomes you, His arms are open! "Blessed are ALL those who put their trust in Him" Psalm 2:12b

This beautiful painting of Jesus is in The Louvre is Paris, France! I was enthralled with the gifts of viewing these glorious works of Art!

Yes, dear friends, Jesus came for All.....bearing gifts of love and joy!