The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.Proverbs 10:22
This year has been such a dynamic season of life. There has been extreme polarization, pandemic, politics, and even natural disaster yet personally, I am almost ashamed to say it, it has been one of the best years of my life.
There is this reality that has just unfurled this year that has really been a truth since my day of finding Jesus Christ, it is that I live in a blessing. My very life is a gift and this year among others has highlighted this truth. Every aspect is a mercy, every moment is a grace, and for some reason as so much was removed this year, much more was given!
The year started like any other but as events unfolded, blessings were unveiled. These collages highlight that fact as God took my wife and I from Europe all the way to the mountains of Montana with many moments in between. The adventures are one thing, but the relationships fortified and established in these adventures is where the many blessings reside.
Joseph has been a subject of discourse lately among those I receive from and it has been a great meditation of God’s true nature toward us.
HE ADDS, that is the meaning of Joseph’s name and it is Joseph’s story even though he suffered great losses along the way. It is also our story in Christ. Change whatever you like there is a universe immovable within and far above that is new everyday by the very personal mercies of God.
Surely I can feel loss, but there is a life of continual, persisting, and growing GAIN. 2020 removed the veneer that hid this life from me and as it tried to convince me that it was a year of sorrow, I found riches that add no sorrow. We do not need so much as we need to relate with our Father in heaven. Because while crazy happens here on earth, there is a different song resonating in heaven.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ.Colossians 3:1-3
Take my job I still have my friends, take my wealth I still have what it takes to endure until the end.
Take my church I still have fellowship with the body of Christ above.
Take my freedoms I still have the grace to move forward in love.
Remove any facet of my life and you will find, I have a greater giver, a Father who is ever kind.
So remove the blessings this earth kindly allows me to borrow, because I have ever growing riches in Christ that addeth no sorrow.