The beauty of a winter sunrise. The steadfastness, the timing, the seeming certainty...the sun is there....predictably. Brings to mind the Son that is certainty itself, steadfast, unchanging.
Last night I got together with some old (ahem -let's say "long time") friends. We only see each other in person about once a year now. At Christmastime. Last night I realized how important that evening really is to me. The steadfastness of friends who really know me. It's amazing...they know my faults....I've driven them crazy at times....they know my weaknesses....they know my history....they know my mistakes.
And yet, they're my friends. So amazing to me.
Why? Why have I been blessed in this way? I don't deserve it.....but then, who really does?
I'm thinking of it today as a reflection of an even greater Love that I don't deserve. From One who also knows me even better than my long-time friends.
Thanks ladies, for a fun evening of laughter and sharing.
Thanks even more for your friendship.
And for reminding me....
I am loved. I am blessed. Lord, please help me to remember...