Today’s Reading: Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I peeked out my sparkling clean bedroom window this morning, and gazed in amazement at the beautiful blooming roses in my garden. Several days this month have been so very warm and unusually beautiful for this time of year, and a dear friend offered to come and clean my windows so I could sit and enjoy the changing season in its wondrous splendor. I don’t exactly know how to thank her for the gifts she has given me through the years. Today I find myself so very thankful for all of the friends in my life.
It is a very chilly morning; most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the billowing clouds in the sky remind me of the winter air that will soon be upon us. Still, on my beautiful rose bush just outside the bedroom window, I have several dozen beautifully formed red roses, reminding me that life goes on and on, even at this particular season in my life.
I’ve been struggling to regain full use of my right hand and arm for awhile. There are days when I wonder if I will awake to new sense of feeling, new life being reborn once again. Just when I begin to think it may not be possible, His Word reminds me of the wonderful promises we have in Christ Jesus, our King. We know that even in the coldest, darkest days, He is breathing new life into our hearts, our bodies, and our minds. Just like these beautiful roses of fall, we can see His healing touch shining in and through the love of His treasured ones.
Regardless of how I might feel physically today, I can wholly depend upon His Word and know without a doubt that Jesus Christ is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His Power that lives within each of us. Just look outside and see the roses blooming. Do not ever doubt in the miraculous healing power of Jesus.
Grace and peace,
Faith UMC - St. Charles, MO
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