"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly"
He came that we may have LIFE
and have it more abundantly…
which can make one wonder..
more abundantly than?
just MORE abundantly.
don't go comparing your berries to hers
your life to his
HE came so you could have LIFE
and have it MORE
maybe your berry would have shriveled?
maybe it wouldn't even BE.
maybe it wouldn't be rich rosy RED
or wouldn't TASTE so vibrant..
it's so very much LIFE
and WOW in abundant flavor, color and abundance.
I get to do something wonderful sitting on my front porch..
I get to LOOK..
I don't mean..
think about that math problem
I don't mean worry about this or that..
I mean think, the way the word
I also get to PRAY
ponder & pray
listen and observe
WHAT have I observed?
life is delicate and beautiful
full of seasons and exciting things JUST ahead
that it is fragile beyond my wildest imaginings
that life is VIBRANT and striking in it's brilliance
no matter HOW short lived
and that it is WORTH the journey
worth the fight
worth the breath
worth the struggle
it just IS..
so no matter HOW hard the day may be
how hard the struggle ahead is
NEVER give up
if you are going through hell
do what Winston Churchill said to do..
just keep going…
To quote the Great and Wise Winnie the Pooh
you are Braver than you Believe
Stronger than you Seem
Smarter than you Think
more than you know"
This post is dedicated to Baby A
who is hospital fighting to live an abundant life
to his parents in the trial they have found themselves in
to Marilyn B.
a beautiful soul, wonderful friend, mother, wife, sister, daughter,
who is in surgery this very moment
receiving a new kidney..
to the blessed soul who donated theirs.
and to EVERY fighter
LIVER of LIFE
to the GIVER of LIFE
LORD JESUS CHRIST