I love being under these trees--the dark limbs with the lighter moss is awesome~!
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends
He tells us how to have true joy--by abiding in him and keeping His commands--in particular to love as He loves. I see that I have often in the past sought joy in so many other places and yet He has told us and shown us what really gives joy. I have found this to be true~~real deep inner joy comes from Him--from knowing and following Him.
Yesterday I experienced a neat God Wink---that is when God providentially puts something in your life and it is like He is winking at you---a touch of His love---Him saying--I see you--here is a little treat. I was delivering a CD of our church service to someone in the nursing home--the lady that usually delivers these CDs was in Haiti this week. So guess what? When I came to this particular lady in the home, I found out she grew up in the town next to my home town in CT.! Not only that, but she went to the same high school as my MOM!! in those days the surrounding towns had to travel for high school. It was so cool to talk about our love for those areas---and to think about this "coincidence"---I plan on returning next week to talk more!! ps--to appreciate this--you need to know I am living in SC!