I sit in church alone today. No family. No friends. It’s a reminder of why I come to church … for me. My faith is personal and something I do on my own. Yes I can worship with those I love, but I come because the Lord loves me. He knows me. He is the friend I come to see each Sunday. He knows my heart and He knows what I need. He may use my friends to reach me but its His love that gets me through each day. Him and Him alone.
I treated myself to a Starbucks breakfast sandwich this morning, trying to give my body something to enjoy. Each bite of my little treat tastes good, but it doesn’t help me feel better. My body needs more. Something no treat can give me. Nothing on earth can give me the nourishment I need. I need the touch of the Lord. I need a refreshing drink of the Holy Spirit.
I turn myself over in heart and mind. I give up all my control and turn it over. May I find the strength to do what I need to. May I have the knowledge to know what that is. Please allow me to feel that Owen is near. Tell Owen how much I think of him. Although I’m sure he already knows.
Tomorrow is another day. A day filled with yard work and hopefully a BBQ with some good friends. A special thank you to all those who serve our country. They have incomprehensible bravery and strength. They are a true example of what it means to surrender your life. They live to serve our country and to keep us safe. Please take some time to remember those who have given their lives to protect our country … the future of our children.