Hi! Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my Journal. I do pray that hearts who have visited this past year have been uplifted trough my posts. I am very grateful for all of you.
This is Louie. He’s not with us any longer. His time here on earth came to an end, but I really do believe this little guy was heaven sent. He brought us 16 years of pure joy and constant love. He was a fun-loving and comforting companion, a true example of unconditional friendship.
If you are a pet owner, then you have experienced the laughter and joy one receives from these beautiful creatures. I believe they are God-given friends who become part of our earthly journey to brighten our days and encourage us to keep going. I know that if Lou wasn’t with me over the years, things would have been very different. With him in our home, every morning became a joyful experience. He provided me with the boost of energy I desperately needed, especially when I was a young mother with two boys to run around with! Its amazing how much unconditional acceptance we get from our little family friends.
God’s love, beauty, and power can be clearly seen in all of creation. How can we not be in awe when we see the natural world around us? And not only see, but also hear, taste, touch, and smell it! I read this scripture the other day! It struck me and answered a few questions that I had….”God has placed eternity in our heart”.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV
Think about it, we don’t even have to leave our homes to see the beautiful things God has made. We can enjoy them through the work of those who travel around the world and capture it for us. Now that’s a job I would love!
Take horses, for example. These guys are majestic! They are beautiful and powerful, yet sweet and gentle. They also bring joy to children with disabilities. Talk about a boost to the soul! Can you imagine the heart of this child while sitting on this beautiful animal?
This world can be ugly, and by “world” I mean people’s hearts. It can be full of hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, rebellion, unkindness and the like, but if we take time to look, we’ll see God’s beauty all around us. And, God promises in His Word that a time IS coming when righteousness will reign and ALL things will be made perfect and new!
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”Revelation 21:1 ESV
How amazing it is that in addition to all the beauty in this world, we have much more to look forward to in eternity! I pray we stay encouraged and strong in these trying times and allow our hearts to hear what our Creator is saying to us, through His Word, through nature, and through others.