"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ---John 14:6
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
How's Our Word Lately?
“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ ... Matthew 5:33
Way back in August, my niece (via Facebook) asked if I'd send a postcard to her friend's daughter's class. They're collecting cards from all 50 states and other countries, if possible.
I told her, "Sure! No problem. Be happy to." Then forgot about the whole thing.
Eventually my brain kicked back in. Whew. シ Fortunately the project will last the entire school year.
So I went searching for postcards. Easy, right? Especially since whole droves of folks come to stare at something we've got in my town.
Well Honey, the Times, they've changed.
It's been like shopping for video tapes, plastic rain scarves, 8-tracks or live dinosaurs.
Don't laugh, but I began feeling a tad desperate. Why? Because keeping my word matters. To me and to God. If I don't do what I promise, then why would you believe anything else I say?
Finally, last night--oh my. I recalled that in the window of 'my' coffee shop, there's a tiny wooden box with vintage postcards. Yeah, about 3 feet from where I sit twice a week.
(I worry about myself sometimes. heh.)
And at this moment? A postcard is clothes-pinned out front to our mailbox, waiting to zoom its way to, well, a fiery California.
Oh dear. Tom and I have many relatives, friends, in CA and again we find ourselves asking God to keep us praying, not worrying.
These times in which we all live, right? I remind myself (often) that God has created me--and you--for such times as these. And at this point in History may each of us determine to do our God-planned part in easing others' burdens--
--and by backing-up all of our spoken-aloud promises with action. God always keeps His promises and may the same be said of His kids.
"But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him..." ...1 John 2:5
May we remain unchangeable in our faithfulness even while our world changes all around us.
Sometimes when this world feels all complicated and not-so-pretty, I like to escape and go here to listen. And let God speak new creative ideas in the calmness.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15