Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Embrace

It has been a long week for me, a stressful one. As I reflect on the stories of Jacob and Joseph in my bible, I think I have been more of a Jacob than a Joseph. When I woke this morning, after a restless night, the words God gently spoke to me were: "Let me embrace you." As I walk through the days ahead, I am invited into His arms.
We have a women's retreat this Saturday at our ministry house, the preparation for this has taken a lot of think time.
We have two houses to move out of within the next month and a half, our own home and our ministry house. This has taken a lot of prayer and adjustment.
We have life going on, and God wants to embrace me?  In my mind's eye I can picture myself wrapped in His arms, woven into His being. I feel safe there. In His embrace, I am Home. In His embrace, I am prepared. In His embrace, He brings His ministry to His people.
I received a text this week from a friend that simply said this: "Lord have mercy." Ah, mercy! kindness and compassion, Lord have mercy and embrace me.  I thought about her text a lot through out my day yesterday, asking The Lord for His mercy often, and praying for mercy upon others.
Jesus, my Lord and Savior, Say That Again to me. Embrace me, Your mercy fully woven through out my being, wrapped totally in You.

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