We are all beggars in need of a God to come and be near. I need Jesus, the only true God, to come and share His heart with me. He has blessed me in my 34 years on this earth and I know He has some crazy good things in store. I want to be so in love with Him that all else fades in comparison. It is easy to type it and to want this, but a different issue all together, to see it come to fruition. How do we get close to God and feel the love He has? The word says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to me." Sounds so easy...but yet in my life it might be one of the most difficult things for me to do.
Monday April the 6th is a special day because it is the birthday of Alma Peacher. Most people in this world have no idea who Alma was, but I do. She was a woman who was hired the day I was born and she helped raise me for the next 18-30 years of my life. If one person in this entire world was a true picture of unconditional love it was her. God put her in my life to show me unconditional love and she succeeded. Now, that does not mean she was always fun or sweet or jolly. It just meant that NO MATTER WHAT she was going to love me! She taught me to play cards, watch soap operas, drive a car (she got her drivers license when she was 55 years old and then taught me to drive in a really long pea green car), do some laundry, and eat some good food. It never mattered how old I was, she always called me her baby. She passed away and went to be with Jesus about 5 years ago. April 6th was her birthday and I just felt the need to write about her tonight.
Tomorrow,April 6th, as a reminder of her unconditional love, I am making a fresh commitment to Jesus, to just come daily and sit at his feet to experience Him and His love. The love He showed me through Alma is still available as I sit and worship Him. I am just a beggar in need of the unconditional love of Jesus. So, Jesus I am drawing near to you...you can do the rest.
5 years ago