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Monday, March 1, 2010


When will Spring get here? We have an official date - March 21. What we really want is relief from cold weather, dirty snow, heavy coats, overcast skies, and no color anywhere except brown.

It’s a little like wondering when Christ will return. What we want is relief from a cold heart, a dirty soul, heavy guilt, a gray, cloudy mood, and no hope in our lives. But, the Good News is, we already have those shadows in our lives dispelled. Christ’s first coming gave us, not freedom from the world’s pull on our life, but shelter and healing from the effects of the world’s intrusion on our spirit. We are not led to avoid the crises of life. We are promised that God will walk through the pain with us. Our Holy Spring has already arrived. The winter of the soul has passed. Rejoice in the splendor of the new day. Let us pray:

“Our Father God, author of hope, love, forgiveness, healing, grace, and salvation, we get wrapped up in our fear of life’s demands. We know that we are not strong enough to tread water until you come and walk upon it and pull us from drowning in our own circumstances. You have told us that you will not only stand on the surface, but you will get in the water with us. Forgive us when we forget that, when we depend on ourselves to be the victim, the rescuer, the boat, the oars, and the wind in the sails, we drown. All we have to do is reach up and we will be elevated to a place where the water cannot sweep us away. For this present moment, we lift our hands to you and accept your power to either bring us out of the water, or let us enjoy the swim with you. In the name of your precious son, Jesus, whose faith in you allowed him to be the first to walk on wet water, we pray. Amen.”
Copyright 2010 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”

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