God Knows How to Do Mornings!

>> Thursday, December 18, 2008

8 comments:

Grammy Staffy December 18, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

I looks so cold but so beautiful.

I left you a Christmas message on my blog. I hope that you can drop by and read it.

Merry Christmas, Grammy

Susanne´s blogg December 18, 2008 at 2:48 PM  

I just can´t belive that you have snow!! Even more than we have in this part of Sweden right now. In the north it´s a lot of snow of course but here it has melt.Isn´t it cold in your house? In Sweden the house are very well isolated and prepared for months of minusdegrees. Keep warm...Love

Dawny December 18, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

wow , it's lovely Karen, we only ever get a sprinkle here.

OhLookADuck December 18, 2008 at 11:12 PM  

It's mostly melted now so it's not so cold here. I still have some roses blooming.

Dawniy--a *sprinkle*?? Of snow, or of moisture? I thought it rained lots in England!

Bridget December 19, 2008 at 7:05 AM  

If that's the view from your house, I really, really envy you. That is just beautiful.

Dawny December 20, 2008 at 8:46 AM  

Karen Naomi has just asked me "mum why do people worship God?" erm I'm too full of cold and I can't think what to say . . . . I mean I know I do believe , I don't even question why . . . . and I haven't an answer really, any ideas?
thank you xx

OhLookADuck December 20, 2008 at 1:02 PM  

Dawniy, that's a wonderful question your Naomi asked. I would love to say I'm not adequate to answer that question--I love to point to others more eloquent and learned, but I know that God is way bigger than the most learned scholar can ever finish knowing, and yet He is accessible and knowable to the least of us. So please bear with me as I, the least of them, try and answer such a great question.

God has created each of us with a need to worship. If we don't worship God, we still worship something. Sometimes it is money, sometimes it is our job, sometimes it is education, or a talent we have, or even our "religion". We decide what is worthy or "worshipful".

So why worship God instead of the "idols" in our lives? Because He is so worthy! He has created the entire universe and yet He loves us individually and is always ready to have a personal relationship with us. His love never changes, He is faithful, He is trustworthy, He is always good!

Every country has stories of how things were good once, something terrible happened, people lived in misery waiting for someone to save the day. The noble hero comes, there is some sacrificial event (dragon killed with great risk to the hero, or the hero dies to save the people) and then there is restoration "and they lived happily ever after". It is so scriptural! That is what really happened--we started out sinless in the Garden of Eden, we disobyed God and sin entered the world with all the tragic sadness and misery that being separated from God brings. Then Jesus came and died for us, making that sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins because He loves us and wants our relationship restored with Him. Even if we think that is "just a story" somehow we know that things aren't right now. That things were meant to be different. It's not myth--it's the inborn desire of our hearts for that restoration of our relationship with God that we had in the beginning, before the fall in the Garden of Eden.

I hope I didn't lose you in the first paragraph. God has done great things in my life and I am so grateful, but I'm not very eloquent. Just remember that there are no questions off limits to God. He already knows your heart and loves you so even if something you think seems disrespectful He already knows it. Honestly searching for Him is a wonderful thing!

Blessings,
Karen

Dawny December 21, 2008 at 2:02 AM  

thank you, you are very eloquent , that's made me cry xxx I'll do my best to get that over to Naomi.
May I post it on my blog ?xx