Spring is still here.

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Isn’t it chaotic? The world, I mean.

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It seems like everywhere you look, or listen, there is some new news. Some new discovery or new report of this illness.

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I was in the midst. I have been caught up in checking where it was, how it’s spreading, and we partly joined in the worry. (Boy, I’ve never gone to the grocery store so much! XD)

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Just because there’s something scary going on in the word, doesn’t mean the world stops.

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The flowers bloom, the birds, in their tumultuous songs, are everywhere.

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I took a drive in our old golf cart around the property the other day and realized,

Nature goes on. God doesn’t stop Spring and turn it grey to suit the mood. It’s as beautiful as it always is.

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I don’t know what to make of this pandemic. It is scary. But we can’t let our fear or worry let us forget that there is still beauty. And behind it a God who loves and cares deeply, more deeply than we can fathom, for US.

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I know this is happening to people who you may know, maybe your close family, maybe you. I hope and pray everything will be well, I truly do.

God loves you. It’s a wonderful thing to remember in a time like this. He can turn ugly into beautiful, awful into wonderful.

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I just wanted to share some thoughts I have during this time. I hope you are doing well and are safe at home. I am praying for you. Be well!

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How is the pandemic where you are? Are you at home for awhile? What are you doing during this time? 

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Are We Sure? Are we Certain? // A Devotion

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The Kingdom of heaven is always a puzzling matter.

How do we know if we’ll really go there?

We can be certain, on one condition: we must accept the Lord, Jesus Christ into our hearts and minds as our savior and Lord.

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Have you ever heard of the parable of the hidden treasure, or the parable of the pearl of great value? Well, the parables Jesus told say:

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found, covered up, and sold all he has to buy it.” (Matthew 13:44)

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And, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all he had and buys it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)

The kingdom of heaven should be like that for us, that we leave all behind us, worldly things, and strive be in heaven with Jesus.

Jesus wants us with him.

Accepting the lord and leaving everything behind us to be with him is the way we CAN be certain.

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