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The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

Take Flight

 

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Have you ever wanted to fly away from the life you are living right now?

Does your life sometimes feel like it’s nothing but one big struggle right after another?

Do you feel as if just getting through the day is too tough at times?

What if I told you that with Jesus in your life things could change?

You may be thinking your life is such a mess that he wouldn’t want someone like you.

I too have known that feeling… it’s not true.

Though you may not think it possible, believe me when I say this…

“He loves you”

He loves you no matter who you are or where you’ve been.

Jesus loves you and he wants YOU, and you are welcome right now just as you are.

Because your life has a meaning and a purpose.

Jesus loves you because you are worthy of his love.

He loves you just because you are YOU.

You are so adored.

And though you may think your life is just way too messy right now, I want you to know that Jesus specializes in messy.

He can help you clean up the mess and start a brand new beginning.

Jesus can turn your mixed up messy life into something of beauty.

All you have to do is ask him to come.

Tell him you want to know him and then ask him to come into your life and rescue you today.

He is waiting for you, ready to show you how to spread your wings and take flight as you soar with him into the brand new beginning of the rest of your life.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

Artwork in the Sky

This past week I went on a cruise to the Bahamas.

Each day I was amazed several times a day by God’s amazing artwork in the sky.

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The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

 

I Find It!

“I find it! I find it! I find the giraffe!”

My 3 year old grandson squealed those words in delight on our visit to the St. Louis Zoo last Monday as he ran towards the giraffe he had just spotted.  As he ran he kept turning back to us saying, “A giraffe! See?!”  On his face he wore a huge smile of  joy as if finding a giraffe were the greatest thing in the whole world; And he wanted to make sure grandma and grandpa did not miss out on seeing his big find!

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Aren’t they just beautiful??!

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We didn’t make it through the whole zoo that day because unfortunately grand-kids, okay make that Grandparents… tire out after a few hours at the zoo.  But what we did get to see at the zoo was really beautiful!  I am in awe of the the detail that God put into each animal that he created and this is only a small handful of the animals on earth.

The trip was made even more amazing when looking through the eyes of my grandchildren.  I love how children see everything with amazement and excitement that sometimes us grownups have lost over the years. It makes me wonder why we lose that excitement in the process of growing up.

I have seen these animals a lot over the years but not like I saw them this time. Why is his neck so long?? Why does he have stripes? Why is his feathers sticking out on top of his head? Why, why why ?? I don’t know why, but the whys are what makes each animal a unique creation.  Can you imagine if zebras didn’t have stripes or giraffes necks were short?

I think a person could live on this earth for a thousand years and never have a day go by that there would not be something beautiful and unique to see.

Another thing that happened that day was we went into the bird house.  When we went in my grandson started covering his ears and became extremely scared.  He kept saying “I don’t like that noise!”  The thing is it was completely silent inside of the birdhouse. The birds were not singing and actually it was so quiet it felt deafening.

I call it silence but my grandson was saying, “I don’t like that noise!”  How odd that our world is so noisy that total silence would be like a sound to a child and to think that the sound of silence would frighten him kinda puts things into perspective as to just how noisy our world really is.  The complete silence sounded beautiful to me! I don’t think I would have noticed it had my grandson not brought it to my attention.

I wonder if I have became immune at times to noticing the beauty around me just because I am a grown up.

I want to be like my grandson really hearing and seeing the world around me and pointing and exclaiming “I find it! I find it!”

Terri Siebert

 

 

P.S. For the grammar police…. I was quoting a 3 year old in the beginning of this post… or maybe I really do have bad grammar  😉