Sunday, January 8, 2017


“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10 KJV

There are times when the cold arrows of criticism and sarcasm are hurled into our heart and it is then that we feel the warmth of His love.  God tells us that He is with us and will strengthen and help us.  Our Heavenly Father loves us so much He gave His beloved Son to die for our sins on the cross.

The next time you are hurting and feel like you can’t give another smile or take another step, pray and tell God how you are feeling.  He really loves you and He will be faithful to comfort and encourage you.  Kurt Frederick Kaiser wrote the beautiful hymn “Pass It On”.  It is one of my favorite hymns.

I love the words in this hymn “It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.  That’s how it is with God’s love once you’ve experienced it; you spread his love to everyone; you want to pass it on”.  Sometimes I feel like shouting to everyone “God loves you”.

If you know people who are lonely and hurting and who believe that nobody loves them, remind them of the unconditional unending love of God.  Let’s pray for those who are hurting and also prove to them God loves them by our loving words and actions.  We have a loving compassionate Heavenly Father.

Joanne Lowe
January 8, 2017

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