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ByJudye

The End Of The Rainbow

My son & I discovered the end of the rainbow one day.

He must have been about 12 yrs. old. We were driving toward Murray, KY after a spring rain & I noticed the end of the rainbow had to be fairly close. We turned down a little country side road & followed as near as we could to where we thought we would reach it.

After rounding several curves, we got to the top of a hill & there it was – just a few feet away. We got close enough to see the water droplets sparkling & reflecting all the misty colors. Just a simple, quiet moment in time.

God’s gifts are that way – not always trumpeted or heralding pompous grandeur – but echoed in a Mom & son’s memory – a wonder of God’s creation shared one day when they decided to venture off the beaten path & take the road less traveled.

I love Him.

ByJudye

Duh

I’ve often wondered why I picture myself as a child sitting in God’s lap. I thought that picture would fade as I grow older, but it hasn’t. I’m always a little 5 yr.old girl no matter what we’re talking about. When I pray, I am leaned against Him & He patiently listens and cries with me if I cry, laughs when I happily tell Him something wonderful, and reprimands me when I need it. When I pray, I never see myself as I am now – I’m always that little girl. Suddenly, it dawned on me one day. (You know that over-used, one syllable “word” that was used a while back?…Duh.) That’s the word I said aloud when HE reminded where I was when I first heard how Jesus died for me. It was Christmas Eve & my grandfather had come to visit. As he & I were enjoying Christmas candy together, he asked me if I knew what Christmas was. I said what most 5 yr.olds say, “Yeah, Santa is coming!” Well, at that, he picked me up and sat me in his lap and told me the whole story from beginning to end. All of it – from His birth on -even the blood that ran down the cross onto the ground. How the earth shook because creation wept over it’s Creator. How He had only done good & loved everyone – even the soldiers who killed Him. He explained that all I had to do was believe & accept. That I did. I leaned against my grandfather’s flannel shirt & as I listened to his heartbeat, I wept because Jesus loved me that much. Right there, sitting in Grandaddy’s lap, He came into this little girl’s heart and stayed. We’ve been best friends ever since. So, I am content to stay in the Father’s lap until it’s time to see Him face to face. And…I am so glad my grandaddy loved me enough to tell me.

ByJudye

Are All Small Jobs Truly Small?

Giants in small places…sounds conflicting doesn’t it? Feeding and nourishing the spirit part of us, no matter how small in stature or station we may be, is the framework for a spiritual giant. Each person in the body of Christ is important – even if we think we are overlooked or unimportant, God has us in His sight. I reached this conclusion while ON MY KNEES WITH A TOOTHBRUSH, CLEANING BEHIND TOILETS IN THE MEN’S ROOM at church. Thinking to myself, “this has to be THE most demeaning job”, I remembered the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her hair and what He said to her. I decided not to complain. Our Father sees and knows all. He uses small, seemingly insignificant acts that have a way of nourishing the spirit part of us. Heaven probably documents them in ALL CAPS. He even uses small tools to perform large tasks ! Assignments that seem unimportant compared to others doesn’t mean they’re less important in the Father’s eyes. I love Him.

ByJudye

Giants In Small Places…

Some of the most miraculous, amazing things are accomplished by unknown people in obscure little corners of the world. In each of us, there is a spark placed there by our Creator, that when ignited, can affect thousands! My life has been touched by giants in small places. Small or tall, He will use us all – to proclaim His divine love, protection and provision.