I am still reading the Narnia stories and found myself pondering a quote from Prince Caspian (one of the books in the series). At this point in the story, Aslan confronts Susan with the truth about her heart's condition, the reason she was unable to see Him as He led Susan and her siblings through the night. Aslan says to her, "You have listened to fears, child. Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?"
This got me thinking about how in the midst of fear, all we truly need is to feel our Lord breathe on us. Our confidence in Him and who we are in Him grow exponentiallly as we stand in His presence and feel His gentle breath cover us. The key to feeling Him breathe upon us is to be in His presence. While that seems like an obvious statement, how often do we wander away from Him and then cry out to Him in disappointment because we do not feel His nearness? He is immovable, His Word tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us. WE are the wanderers, not Him. If want to continually feel His breath upon us we must remain beside Him, in His presence.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
So, there have been a few changes in our life here in Maine -
1. The Lord has blessed our family by providing Rob with a great new job at Time Warner. Among the blessings that have come with this new position are better pay, better training, and better health benefits! The health benefits include much better fertility coverage! PRAISE GOD!
2. We got a new car! And believe it or not, this one actually has heat!! Woo-Hoo!! I have to admit it is a rather nice feature for a vehicle living in Northern Maine.
3. I got a new do thanks to the exceedingly talent Tina!
Life here at the edge of the world is good, but our God is even better! He is constantly surprising us with His all encompassing goodness!