Today . . .
I needed to hear that my LORD, my God in my midst, would quiet me with His love.
Zephaniah’s words, bathe me in a soft wave of soothing balm. They quiet me.
I feel God’s love.
I need that.
A loving quiet.
I treasure it.
We need to hear that our LORD, our God in our midst, rejoices over us with gladness—rejoices over us with singing!
And even as I write this my heart squeezes with sweet emotion because as you read this, you may need to hear Zephaniah’s words too.
He wrote them to the remnant of Israel long ago, but we are grafted into that magnificent tree through Grace, and He calls “O daughter of Zion, O daughter of Jerusalem.” Down through the winds and zephyrs of time, He calls to us, the saved ones.
Even as I’m happy and full of thanksgiving in so many ways . . . I’m burdened and tired and trying too hard.
God knows. He hears our sighs and prayers.
And when Jesus sends us into His word and points to the inspired scriptures, His whispered admonition is “Remember Me.”
So breathe in these words Jesus says to us in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Sit still and know.
Here’s another glimpse of Lexi, heroine in my new novel The Stonekeepers
When I imagine her as much younger than in the novel, I “see” her on her beloved Nantucket beach looking a lot like this little girl. Lexi was probably close to this age when she found a pretty white stone in a tidal pool. And though it doesn’t have much to do with the story, it does show a bit of Lexi’s heart.
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