Missed opportunities.

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.” Psalm 139:15 

When was the last time that you were blessed to have sat with either your child or grandchild in your lap?  Do you recall a time when you sat in your parents or grandparents lap?  I remember sitting in my grandmother Brinkmeyer’s lap in her rocking chair listening to her read to me from the Portals of Prayer when I was in Kindergarten.  I assume that she had other things to do but it always seemed that she carved out some time for me. 

Was there a person in your life that spent time sharing their faith with you?  Are there people in your life now that you share your faith with?  The child in the attached photo attends the Lutheran school in Ouanaminthe and she had just received a hug from me and I hope that it meant as much to her as it did to me.  We were both placed on this earth for a purpose.  I don’t have a clue what will become of her walk with Christ or how many opportunities she will have to share her faith with others as she grows.  How many more opportunities do you have to share your faith with another? 

Our Triune God’s hand is guiding your life, taking you places where He needs your hand to be placed on another soul or perhaps feeding a child like this.  There is absolutely nothing accidental about your journey yesterday, today or tomorrow; He is there with you as you walk with Jesus each day.  You are not alone; your witness is seen, heard and needed. 

“I am weak, but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to Thee.  Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea,  Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.  Through this world of toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares?  None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.  When my feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more; guide me gently, safely o’er to Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.” 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  

May God be with you…Jay