Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7 While we can decide to flee from God, God is always there waiting for us, waiting with open arms.
Jesus challenge his disciples to be like a child (John 18:2). I believe I never truly understood what that meant until I had children. My one year old reminds me what is to be like a child daily. As he learns right and wrong, he makes mistakes and frustrates me. However, he never fails to believe in my love for him and my willingness to forgive him no matter what. Many times after he chooses the “wrong thing”, he runs to me for forgiveness and love. Imagine if we had the same bond with our Heavenly Father…
One of the challenges we face as Christians is finding the Christ in everyone. Sometimes our own sinfulness obscures our view, and sometimes it is the other who doesn’t want us to see the Christ in them. However, forgiveness washes the mud that covers our eyes so that we might see….
There are times when I ask myself, what has God done for me lately? It wasn’t until I started making a list of what I am thankful for did I begin to realize the blessings God showers upon me each day.