January 9, 2004

an e-mail from my mom

Here is a copy of an e-mail that I received from my mom. It was encouraging and profound, so I thought that I would share it with you:

I hope you realize how important you are to God. Afterall, think about it, Jesus died for you and that in itself proves how important you are. We all need to hear that at least sometime in our life.

I have been reading in the OT and I am right now in I Samuel. David lived through many trials, but you know they didn't seem like our type of trials at all. I mean he had King Saul trying to kill him and he was surrounded by rough and tough men who were used to killing people. Think about it, doesn't our life seem simple? And yet, I think our life is even more complex because the "enemies" that surround us are not just people.....they are things, or events, or circumstances, and sometimes people. So does that make it harder for us to trust God? Of course not....God is still God no matter what happens in our life, or no matter what the circumstances are. God is greater than any enemy and God is always the victor...praise Him.

Here is a great verse....."The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious and His righteousness endures forever." Psalm 111:2-3. Study the works of the Lord and I pray God will give you peace and pleasure in trusting Him. All things written about God continue on through time no matter what your circumstances. Nothing has taken Him by surprise and nothing is too great for Him. Keep the faith!!

Love, Mom

I hope that you are as encouraged by this as I was.

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