Monday, October 19, 2009
This tree is always the first one to loose all of its leaves in the fall. This tree has been here
for a long, long time. I met a man whose family owned all of this land at one time. He said, when he was a little kid, he had great aunts who lived in a tiny house under that tree. When we were building this house we had to take out the old, old foundation, even though it was so old, it was very hard for the heavy equipment to take it out.
So my thoughts today are on foundations, no matter what happens we need our ladder against the right wall and it needs to be on a solid foundation. For me, the foundation, is Jesus Christ.
I take this quote today from "Keep a Quiet Heart."
" This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself, so painful and bewildering, is the very place
in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him,
to travail in prayer, to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness---in short,
to learn the depths of love that Christ Himself had poured out on all of us."
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding."