Thursday, May 12th, 2016
“When The Rain Falls…
And, The Clouds, Don’t Give Shelter…”
Do you know the chill of cold rain, on an already cold day?
Do you know the ache, of no shelter, amidst the storm overhead?
Have you seen the lighting flash, or heard the thunder roar, and yet, not a sound, or glare of a leading light is to be found?
Rather still, have you ever saw a cloud, that doesn’t give shelter?
— Proverbs 3:5 —
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
** “Jesus loves me, this I know…” **
My grandma, whom I was named after, (Mary), was quite an extraordinary character…
I’ve written so much, and many things I have included her in, to tell others…
Because through her, and by her life, I was led to Christ!
What better role model to pattern yourself after!
And still, while saying such…
I find myself thinking back on her life, and all the details I’ve been made aware of…
** “For the Bible, tells me so…” **
She had quite a hard life still…
Her beauty was seen from afar, because her soul was always shining bright!
She had a love for people, and a hope to do whatever was needed!
** “Little ones, to Him belong…” **
I knew her for over 6 years, and I was aware of the pain she was accustomed to…
The memory that seems to stick with me more than ever, was her gasping for breathe, that last day I got to see her vibrant eyes…
** “They are weak…” **
I remember standing, so unnerved at the situation, begging God above to let her breathe!
I needed her…
The world needed her…
** “But, He is Strong!” **
Was He strong?
Could He even help her, in her time of need?
(Photo used with permission by, “Photos By Aerykah.”)
** “Yes, Jesus loves me!” **
Maybe, the question never was…
Does He love me?
Maybe, the question keeping you from God, is, why would He love me?
Within the world, people are constantly throwing out questions:
“Why do bad things happen?”
“Why do good people suffer?”
And, so many more…
The defining meaning within the daily heartbeat of life is rather –
“Why do good things happen?”
“Why are we each given a chance?”
A false reason to not believe, no longer works.
The sun came up, and we never told it to…
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, you are alive…
Which leads us to the question – why?
Yes, Jesus loves me!
I don’t need to not know the sting of pain, to trust!
My Grandma, reminded me that, even before that last breathe!
She called me up, at church, to sing with her one day…
She held my hand, and made me know there was no need to be nervous, for the song’s meaning was all that was needed for the crowd…
“Jesus Loves Me!”
Life won’t always be perfect.
(Far from it.)
Life is a journey; life is a picture painted on an old, grimy wall!
The wall is barren, but your soul is not, and if given over to the One who sets the captives free — you can really be, a picture perfect work of art!
The clouds won’t shelter, for they were never meant to.
The clouds, while threatening, only proves to remind us to go to the One who does provide our help!
Just give it to Christ!
He is strong!
Oh yes, Jesus loves you!
For the Bible, does always remind us so!
For Jesus first loved me…