God with us

“…Before they call I will answer; and while they are still speaking I will hear”  Isaiah 65:24

The holiday is gone but the miracle of a baby’s birth long ago is with us always. The mystery of why and how this came to be is something we seem to spend a lifetime trying to understand.  The older I get and the more life experience I have, the more I realize the why and how are not what’s important.  God in his infinite wisdom desired a relationship with us all, how blessed we are to have a loving God who is always there with us no matter what life and circumstances throw our way.

Mark and I will have been married 39 years come February, we have worked together for a very long time.  Teamwork has become second nature to us, we trust each other for support, going it alone seems silly and unproductive.  I know he is behind me and rarely look back to see that he’s there, I know his love is with me no matter how many times I stumble or how many oops not again I experience.  I’m truly blessed, there is joy and comfort in all circumstances, I just need at times, the time and space to see them.

Verse 24 in the 65th chapter of Isaiah speaks to the heart.  Like long time companions, God is simply always there.  God can be with us sharing every thought and action no matter where these thoughts are leading us, we just need invite him in, we are missing so much if we don’t.  “God with us” is a prayer, when we sense God is aware of our concerns for others or ourselves before we give them voice. We sense that the heart of God is already filled with love and the things we care about, he already knows our requests.  Hope, gratitude and thanksgiving then become the prayer we finally give voice to.

Father God,

You know our hearts, teach us to turn over daily our lives and thoughts to you. Grant us the ability know you are always present, we need never look behind us to see if you are with us, you are simply always there.

Amen

Lois Autterson

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Julie wrote:
This is truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Julie

Sat, January 8, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

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