Thursday, April 11, 2013


Some days I am simply overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the goodness of God, the generosity of friends, and the beauty of life. That's the good side of overwhelmed!

It's happened again lately. Beautiful scripture. Generous gifts. Incredible hoar frost. Breathtaking sunsets. Expressed care. A deep sense of God's presence. Thought-provoking books. Helpful conversations.

Yet these realities have not come without accompanying challenges and opportunities. At the moment there are a lot of questions in our lives. There have been some deep disappointments. And maybe those are the exact reasons God has sent so much goodness our way-- to keep our focus away from circumstances and on the truth that is playing out in the heavenlies. Abundance dispensed from his endless warehouse!

Speaking of warehouses, this is a photo from PNG, a store of sorts to supply missionaries that live in remote areas. Most of these missionaries will order their supplies from a list and receive them by airplane or helicopter without visiting a store. As much as I dislike grocery shopping, this reminded me that it is a privilege to do your own shopping, a privilege that many people the world over have given up to teach the Gospel in remote areas of the world.

Would you join me in being overwhelmed by goodness and grace instead of by the challenges you are facing today?

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