Just a quick note to thank all of you who have taken the time to pray for me and leave encouraging comments. My spirit was lifted tremendously during the past two days.
God is so good. Always.
It truly makes my heart sad knowing that so many in the world think the body of Christ to be malicious, hard-hearted, and self-righteous because of the reputation of a few who live on the fringe. Reality is that there is so much love in the hearts of those who truly love and follow Jesus. It's a love put there by Christ alone...and a love I've felt many times...especially this week.
I think out of the 50 plus comments my "Derailed and Weary" post received, only 5 were from friends I have actually had the privilege of meeting face to face.
The old saying is that "blood is thicker than water." Traditionally, it means that the bonds we have with our family members are stronger than we could ever have with others who do not share our DNA. I interpret that saying a little differently. To me it includes my brothers and sisters in Christ...because it is the blood of Jesus that covers us and weaves us together; and there is nothing thicker...stronger...more powerful than the blood of our Savior.
Again, thank you. I will write more when I'm not quite so exhausted (for those of you who suggested that my Thyroid issues and some depression from moving may be at the root of my recent state of melancholy...you are correct).
I have had some very precious quiet times with God this week and have been immeasurably blessed by some new friends as well as all of you...so please believe me when I say I am well...just very, very tired.
With much love and a yawn,