An unexpected gift

Late this afternoon, I stopped at the ATM to pick up some cash. While I was waiting for the machine to complete the transaction, I had a moment of concern as I thought about 2016. It looks like next year will be the most “active” financial year for us – not a bad year, just more complicated than ever before. Those of you who know me know that thinking about that much change caused me to be a little apprehensive. I stood in the ATM building, knowing that all would be well, but still uneasy because I could not imagine every step that we will need to take along the way.

As I walked outside, my eyes were amazed with the color on the western horizon. Just a few minutes before the sky had been darkening and now it looked like it was on fire. Try as I might, the camera on my phone could not capture its magnificence. And then, in just a few minutes, the heavens were dark. It was over so quickly but I have no doubt that I had seen the handiwork of the Creator.

I prayed a silent prayer of praise. “Lord, you just gave me once again the precious gift of peace of mind. I know that You know everything ahead of us and we trust You.  We are safe in Your hands.”

As we gather together with family and friends this holiday season, consider giving someone the gift of peace of mind. Let them know that you are going to be at their side during those tough days. Make someone comfortable when it is so very not comfortable. Let that one who is struggling know that they matter to you more than ever.  Give the gift of peace of mind.

Christ said “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)


Jill (just one of God’s kids)



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