May 2024


The house is hushed. The gentle thrum of the air conditioner seems like the slow-paced breathing of repose. Outside there is no movement among the trees, and the windchime is silent. A quiet evening. A gentle entry into the week of days ahead. I am grateful for the stillness and the chance to reflect on God’s faithful goodness.

Remembering Him and all He has done fortifies my soul with gratitude and brings to mind the ones He has used at different times in my journey. As representatives of His kindness and agents of His mercy and grace, they are precious to me. Indeed, when I needed Him most, they were as Christ to me. This knowledge gives me strength and hope. As I recall them to Father in prayer, thanking Him and believing His work and word in their lives and mine, we are connected across space and time. All that He has done and all that they did in His name then is brought into my now. And I am refreshed, encouraged, enlarged.

In this way, I think, eternity touches the present. Anything can happen. A heart can be changed. A life can be reborn. Love conquers fear. What He has done, He will do again. “O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2 ESV)

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV)

Dear One, do you need to remember what He has done for you? Do you need Him to do it again? Let the eternal work of God come into your present, and as you behold Him in His glorious reality, you will be changed.

“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16 NASB)

Until next week, beloved, allow the Holy Spirit to bring eternity into your present and be renewed.

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