Sunday, December 27, 2009
"But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:1
My sweet, dear friend painted this for me for Christmas. Precious. Treasured. I grew up with Laura. Her mother set my mother and step father up on their first date. The Lord reunited our friendship about a year and a half ago when she and her family moved to Columbia from Birmingham. Crazy. We live less than one mile from each other. She has been such a blessing to me. She always points me to the Truth. I truly treasure our friendship.
This painting is beautiful. I wish you could see it in person. It is hanging on my den wall next to my big window. When I have my quiet time I look up at this picture numerous times and it just makes my heart smile. Then I watch the sun rise out of the window and thank Him for all of my blessings and the hard times where He has drawn me closer to Him. He is the anchor of my soul.....
"we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:18b-20