My Guest Blogger this week is Mary Lenaburg, who wrote a Facebook post last Sunday that I just had to share with you. Hope it brightens your mood and your world as it did mine.
This morning I woke to a winter wonderland and I cried. Jerry made me a hot cup of coffee, grabbed one of Courtney’s blankets and sat me on the front porch to just take in the beauty of it. As I sat there, God and I had a little chat and I cried some more.
My Mary Elizabeth,
I see you my daughter. The truth of you. The whole of you.
You only see the tired eyes, the double chin, the soft middle that tells the tale of emotion and stress, the bones that creek a little louder everyday, the confusion and panic over a world that’s broken and filled with pain, the heart that hurts for so many that are suffering, the mind that swirls with possibilities but sometimes lacks the confidence to step into action, the concern of your mother’s heart for the future and doubt that dances around your mind that I have things well in hand.
I SEE you and I KNOW you and I LOVE all of you.
I see your tenacity, your gift of encouragement, your fierce love for your people, you passion for the mission I placed on your heart, your generosity and kindness that tips the scale sometimes into overwhelming gratitude for the uniqueness of others, your humor that puts people at ease, your mother’s lioness heart that protects those who cannot protect themselves, your gift for sitting with people in pain and truly hearing their hearts cry, your ability to face hard things while leaning on me to carry you through and that double chin and middle you hate so much, tells the tale of hours of baking and cooking and feeding peoples emptiness.
I SEE the truth of the whole you and I LOVE what I have made. Receive that love today my daughter.
Today KNOW the peace that is beyond your understanding my daughter. Take in the beauty around you and bask in the glory of it all. Rest in me and I will fill your well to overflowing.
I LOVE you and you are mine.
With Deep Gratitude for your existence,
GOD, your loving Father
Dare to believe He loves you friends. Because He does, in abundance.
Read more Mary in her latest book, Be Bold in the Broken.
Geovanna Mc Ginnis
Thank you this was so beautiful & I needed it at this time. God Bless you & everyone Amen ! 🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏
Glad you enjoyed it, Geovanna!
Patricia C Weems
Inspiring, refreshing and comforting. Bless you for sharing!
Thanks for your comment, Patricia!
Thank you Rose🌹. Beautiful.
Beautiful message Rose.
Enjoy your wonder land of snow.
It is so beautiful out there! And today the snow reminds me that God loves it when we enjoy the beauty of his world.
Wow is all I can say. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wow, Mary’s good heart and gift of writing created a beautiful message.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! 🥰
Pat Mac Corkle
I feel so loved today. I have been suffering COVID 19 for the last three weeks.I really thought that I was not gonna make but God was with me all the way. Thank you God I truly feel loved today Thank you God for all that you do.
Spoke directly to me today! Read it twice, cried twice,Oh to have the gift of tears.
That was Beautiful, and I so needed to hear that. Thanks for sharing. Made my Day❤🙏
Thank you very much for sharing this. It felt so good to read it. Just lifted my spirit.
It is a beautiful snowfall. Looks like a snow globe. God is so good and so loving. Thank you for sharing this 💕💕💕
We got an even more beautiful snowfall this morning in the DC area. Yes, God sent another early valentine :)
So many of my meditation reading in recent weeks have pointed me to this message, too. So glad that God is at work not only in my life, but in the lives of so many others. Thanks for sharing.
I had to read through this twice, maybe just to reassure myself that God wants me to see myself the way that he does, and to take in everything around me (peace in all of His creation). Beautiful!
Maybe you’ve just described the secret to peace and happiness: taking our focus off ourselves and looking at what beautiful things God is doing around and through us!
This is a beautiful and loving article. God is full of blessings, love and mercy that He showers upon us daily. He is the reason along with Mother Mary, that hope can be felt in the midst of the evil and heinous sin that has been exposed in our world. He puts us where He wants us, and I was blessed to teach high school English for 34 years and help so many even with personal problems and then He gave me 3 grandchildren to take care of from babies to now 13, 10 and soon to be 5. Our God is so awesome.
I’ve been very much considering how to be the woman God calls me to be in the midst of such evil. I wrote some things today during prayer and will share them next week as a meditation on the Lord’s Prayer. Stay tuned!
Thank you for sharing 💜
It did bring happy tears😅
Till you share more love!
Such beautiful sentiment. God knows the perfect words to impart to us.
Yes, he knows the perfect words. May he forgive me for all the times he said “I love you” and I was too distracted to hear it :)
This beautiful, touching message was so needed at this time. With appreciation, Karen
Thank you so much. Today (Sunday was) my Mother’s birthday and I just lost my brother who I haven’t seen since 2011 but spoke to every Monday, except the Monday before he passed. He passed on January 16 this year . He lived alone and I got a call from my sister that she couldn’t reach him. We sent a sheriff to check on him(he lived in a different state than we did) He was found unresponsive but still breathing. This was Thursday evening now. He was taken to an Emergency hospital and never was able to be responsive again. He passed Saturday morning after being transferred to a nursing home on the day before. By the Grace of God I was able to get a priest to him for anointing of the sick and last rites.
A great grace that God worked through you to anoint him at the end. May his soul rest in peace. God bless you and your family.
Thank you and God Bless you❣️
I really enjoyed reading this. So many of us especially me needs to be reminded how deep God loves us. Thank you Rose for including me with this. Have a blessed day
You, too, Lucia. Still praying for your husband.
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Thank you Rose, I so needed this today! Have a wonderful day! Anna Marie
Read with tearful joy and relief to be reminded that God continues to love me through thick and thin🥰
Thank you. I always look for your email. This one was perfect
So happy you “felt the love”!