In life there are times when God’s heart stretches across time and space and touches us profoundly.
Do you know what I mean?
This morning was one of those times. My 9-year-old, youngest granddaughter walked into our room with her Bible and journal in hand.
Something seemed different about this little energy-giving princess this bright sunny summer day. When Megan Joy walks into a room, a ray of light comes in with her…lots of it! She quietly, even silently, opened her diary and began to read. After just a few words, tears began to roll down her cheeks and she handed her journal to me to finish.
“What is it, Love?” I asked, pulling her close to me.
I began to read her written thoughts and realized I was being given a divine gift. She had, transparently, recorded in detail, where she had read that morning. It was in Matt. 24 where God is “going to return on the Day of Judgment”. He had opened her heart to hear His voice through the verses. She had been exposed to God’s Word for the last 8 years, but that morning she understood and acknowledged her desperate need to be claimed by the cross of Calvary’s truth and sought His forgiveness and had received the redeeming love of her waiting Savior!
Now both of us had tears streaming down our faces! She looked up and said, “I want Jesus to be the boss of my life, Grandma.”
Her concept of His Lordship was so clear to her and my heart was overwhelmed. Her new joy was infectious and her peace surpassed not only her understanding but also mine. His grace is greater than my finite mind can comprehend.
It has been said that the humpback whale enthusiastically sings tunes that often last 20 minutes and resonate through the water for hundreds of miles! (Achieving True Success, IACC)
If I could I would do that this morning! My heart is overjoyed, enthusiastically expressing with my spirit the joy of my soul!
“Rejoice, I say rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: REJOICE”! Phil. 4:4
“You, oh Lord, have made known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in Your presence.” Psalm 16:11
“It is the rightful heritage of every believer, even the newest in the family of faith, to be absolutely certain that eternal life is his present possession. To look to self is to tremble. To look to Calvary’s finished work is to triumph.