Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Like a Blanket



One of my favorite things these winter months, and maybe one of yours, too, is to rest with a warm blanket. As I rest with the blanket, I like to be grateful for how comforting it feels to be beneath it and think how even more rewarding it is to rest with God.

God is always with us. His comfort and company is more meaningful than the simply physical pleasure of that warm blanket in the winter. Even though we don't always feel happy or upbeat and appreciate and understand our life, our infinitely kind Creator surrounds us, like the most amazing blanket, with His compassionate embrace.

To receive the rewards of His company, we don't have to impress him with endless pious acts or complicated skills, although we'll probably naturally reciprocate the affection we receive from Him with kind deeds for each other. And while we won't always feel comfortable or at ease, God's all encompassing embrace reminds us through hopefulness in our sorrow that the greatest rewards most often come together with great challenges, and that through these challenges, we will strengthen and grow.

Know His arms are around you and look ahead.
In time, a quiet, joyful spirit like His own, too, will spring from your heart.

10 comments:

  1. hi jade! it's good to read something from you again :) how are you?

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    1. Hi D :-). Thanks for your message. It's nice to be in touch again. I'm happy to return to writing/blogging. I'm doing pretty well, still healing from a period of depression that began over the past summer. How about you? Hope you've been well.

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  2. Dearest Jade,
    How lovely to read you again. I am feeling very low at the moment. I'm hoping that some mindful thinking and meditation will help to lift my spirits.
    Glad that you're feeling better and healing well.
    Take care of yourself.
    B. xxx

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    1. Hi B. So sorry to hear you are feeling down. I think that mindfulness and meditation are great choices for feeling better, 'though sometimes the rewards aren't immediate. Good to hear from you! <3 Well wishes.

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  3. Beautiful post Jade! God Bless you!

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  4. Hello Jade. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog post and go through it. I am blessed to know you and read your blog post. Well I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai, India on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you.

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  5. Hey Jade, You've been missed.

    Walking through that whole depression thing myself. Not fun. But glad to see you're on the other side of it. Thanks again for sharing your faith and art!

    j

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  6. Hi Jade, its great to see you are back! I loved this post - you are so eloquent in describing oneness with God. It's true - however hard life can sometimes feel - we are never alone & we are always loved. Sending you good vibes and peace, Mark.

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