Good Morning, God!
This is twilight time for my 98-1/2-year-old mother . . . who slips further away from me . . . day by day. The current between us is so strong, God, that for a while I felt I might go out to “sea” with her. But the pull is fading.
After two of today’s appointments got cancelled, I looked forward to sleeping in. But, during the night You brought 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 to mind:
17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (NLT)
Last night, as this great gift of forgiveness poured through me, I felt refreshed. Perhaps being half asleep made it easier for my deep inner unconscious to hear Your Words of forgiveness — Your Words of New Life and New Beginnings. How wonderful to re-receive them just now when I need them so badly.
I got up and made a note to add that verse to forgiveness class I will be leading next week. Then I went back to sleep. Waking early, I read aloud the handout on what we need to do to prepare for the upcoming, building-wide fumigation this Monday. My loving husband, Kit was my audience.
Now our wonderful daughter Sandy (who returns home to Tucson Saturday evening) and I are off to see my mom. We plan to be there at lunch time. Feeding a loved one — young or old — is so satisfying.