Saturday, November 22, 2008

Roses and Love Notes

I dragged myself up the stairs after my alarm sounded at 6:30 am. I staggered into the kitchen for coffee and stopped short. A dozen beautiful red roses sat in a vase on my kitchen counter. The night before, my hubby went off to fill the gas tank so I wouldn’t have to first thing in the morning. That was incredibly sweet all alone, but apparently he also bought me some flowers.
I made coffee then started my Bible Study. I am currently looking for GodStops in the third 5th of my life. Age 15-22 - otherwise known by my mom and I as, “Sophomore Brain Death.” Tons of sin to drudge up. Anticipating the guilt and heartache from those years, I opened the Bible and uttered something about needing to hear confirmation of God’s love for me before I started remembering those ucky things. I skimmed through John then landed in Romans. Romans 8:31-39 to be exact…

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “ For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What an incredible way to start the day... flowers from my hubby and a love note from my Lord.


Marybeth said...

Loved this post! Thanks for leaving me a comment so I can find you-- it sounds like we would be friends IRL.

Hey-- I just bought Chris Botti's "December" cd yesterday-- I can't wait to make it part of my Christmas celebration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Post!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely precious.
It brought a tear to my eye. God is so good to us!

And you’ve got a sweetie there alright.

Ernestine :)

krista said...

Jenny! That is so funny that we are so much alike! I love the colors of your blog. Your blog is very inspiring & encouraging!

I've added you to my blogroll...I'll stop by your blog often!

Take Care & have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Aw, how sweet of your husband! Can I please borrow him to see if he could rub off on MY hubby? J/K!

Is Romans not absolutely POWERFUL? I just did a re-read of it this past week.