Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Well, we're about to be "noiseated" (nois-e-ated). That's the new word my husband coined. It's the word we use when our four grandsons, ages 4-10, come to our house. Believe me, it is a fitting word! Such chatter. Each trying to talk to me at the same time. I get a headache just trying to keep up with all three conversations!

Families. Why do you think God made the family unit? Was it so we wouldn't be lonely? Was it so we could be there to take care of each other? Was it just a whim he had?

I think God gave us families to love and care for so he could show us the kind of relationship he wants to have with us.

God is our Father. We are his children. He loves us and cares for us, just like earthly parents. He wants what is best for us, just like earthly parents. He tries to guide us in the right direction, just like earthly parents.

We sometimes do the same thing to him, our heavenly Father, that we did to our earthly parents. We rebel, resist, and refuse to follow his guidance. Such a shame! He only wants what is best for us. And, unlike earthly parents, he always knows what is best!

Do you ever question God's direction in your life? In the life of others? I have. Do you want to say, "Father, how can this possible be done out of love and caring for me?"

While I don't always understand my heavenly father's working, deep in my heart, I know he does only what is good for me. Even when it seems that cannot possibly be true.

When I come to those times I don't understand, my choice is to obey him or rebel. I hope I make the right choice. I hope you do, too.

Knowing I can always trust my heavenly Father's wisdom, Gloria

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