Thursday, September 27, 2012

rich in love


09.26.2012 
Serving popsicles to our new neighbors and friends


We are all moved in.  Well, sorta.  And by sorta, I mean that all of our belongings [that would fit] are in - and there are boxes everywhere.

Tonight, we had the sweetest reminder of why we are where we are, why the path has taken us to this place.  As we passed out popsicles on the playground, between giggles and grins, our hearts were overflowing.  Walking back home, I realized that even as we are just beginning to live with less than we ever have before, we are already living so richly in His presence.  

There have been moments, especially during the move, where it has been difficult to not look at what we have given up.  Oh, but how it all pales in comparison when we catch just a glimpse of what we have gained.  "If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.  But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it."  Mt 16:25


Tonight, I was reminded - again - that God doesn't need our ability, only our availability.  Our willingness.  Our life surrendered to Him.  He came so that we would have life - and live it to the fullest  - not for ourselves, but for Him - and in Him. 

Go. Live. Love. Serve.  
You make known to me the path of life;
 in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 
Psalm 16:11

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