It has been a very busy week, with three days on the abortion center sidewalk, two full days helping a mom in desperate crisis with an abusive situation, and publishing my latest novel. Amazingly, I came through it all with a few deeper, darker circles under my eyes but otherwise rejoicing over God's miracles of provision.
The abusive crisis seems to have sparked the desire for true healing on the entire family. I am praying that the early signs of true sorrow, repentence, and desire to reconcile and seek counsel and God is real and will be sustained. In a week this situation went from hopeless destruction of a family to hopeful healing and redemption. The story is not over, but God hasn't stopped working on it yet.
The new novel had a few miracles as well. Every time I send my files for a new book to the publisher, I rip my hair out in distress. I can never get the files to work with the publisher format, and usually spend days and countless revisions and uploads. This time, all files went through PERFECTLY the first time. NEVER has that happened.
So this weekend, I actually had free time. I almost didn't know what to do with myself. I had started my new novel, book 4 in the series I am writing, but after working on that a while, felt I had earned time to go enjoy the beautiful day on my bicycle.
I went on a long bikeride on the greenway by my house. Spring is springing. Trees are bursting out in buds, azalea are blooming, and turtles are sunning. I had to stop and take a photograph of the line-up of turtles on a log, all warming their little cold-blooded limbs.
What interesting thoughts that led to. All these creatures were lined up, unable to warm their own bodies, completely dependent on the sun to do that.
So am I!!!
Completely dependent on the Son.
I may have warm blood, but without the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to cover and warm my soul, I am nothing. Nothing. Unable to move through life the way I was designed. Unable to thaw my own frozen heart of sin. Unable to find sustenance and joy. It is ONLY through the healing light of the Son that I rest secure for all eternity.
Besides sending me a cascade of thoughts about Jesus, the line-up of turtles also made me laugh.
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John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
John 9:5 "While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."
Isaiah 42:6 "I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations,
Luke 2:32 A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."
John 12:46 "I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.