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.