Sunday, May 15, 2016
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, and my heart longed to wish all of you moms a wonderful day.
Ah, the spirit was willing, but the flesh was terribly weak. Last weekend I got sicker than I've been in 20 years. I won't go into all the details, but I will tell you that I lost 5 1/2 pounds in 24 hours. After that I got better and only had fever, headache, and extreme weakness. Mercy! At one point I really began to believe that I would never feel better. Thankfully I did get better, because three days later my youngest son came down with it.
Anyway, I hope all you mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day and that all of you were able to celebrate your own mothers. My mom's been gone for many years now, so Mother's Day can be bittersweet, I know.
Today I want to share with you one of my favorite passages of scripture, one that I cling to when things seem awfully dark.
These are the words of John the apostle, who spent years with Jesus in the flesh and then many years walking with Jesus after Jesus had ascended to heaven:
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin" (I John 1:5-7).
This is the truth, friends; I can attest to it! May the knowledge of God's goodness fill your heart today.