November 24, 2015 big moon big love


“Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, brothers and sisters, 

Weeks like this we remember the fantastic gift God has given us called: family.

Through family, God grants more than we need, so much more than we could even know to ask for. He forms us through them, sustains us and provides for us. He reveals Himself to us through them, so we learn of His character, and we learn of His character’s contrast. As the best mom and dad are to their children, even more is our God to his chosen ones. Through extended family, friends who welcome us in as their own, we learn what it means to be made adopted in and we can then accept being adopted into the Kingdom family through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our Savior. My Lord. 

It is through the family experience that God comes to us in the rhythms of daily monotony. He shows his wonders through the experience of life – 

meals and prayers, 

sleep and work, 

rest and play, 

births and deaths, 

anniversaries and parties, 

and memories. 

The hospitality of the family that welcomes children into its midst mirrors the hospitality of the church that welcomes new members into its life and worship. New life. Endless lineage of Yahweh. 

There really is no end to what family is – to the wonderful mystery God has given us in the blessing of our people.

Family is not normal. We are not entitled to them at all. There is no gift too small or routine for which we ought not to be extravagantly grateful. Every single brush we are reminded that we are not abandoned or alone. And, we are ever more thankful. Thank God and our families for such unique and caring graces – that we might be a part of such a mystery that we often assume is ‘ordinary’. 

No family is average. Neither is the God we serve. And, we ponder carefully the magnitude and generosity of both.

Wake up. Feel family love, near or far. Go. 

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

2 responses »

  1. I really enjoy reading these and I appreciate the work you put in to make all of these.I would love to read more but I am seeing double vision. I will try again tomorrow !

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