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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Homesick

She carried the letters close to her heart...always

Years ago, some of the letters had nearly slipped away, so now they were kept safe and guarded.

As she walked down the path chosen for her, she reread each letter...embracing oft read portions like old friends...and searching for any previously missed morsels of truth.

She lovingly fingered the map that was included with the letters...for when she had wandered and gotten lost, her Father had included directions to get home...

There was beauty along the path home...and she tried to take careful notice and cherish the wonders...she had even seen waters parted and storms stilled, but these things only made the longing stronger...

Her Father wrote about the glory and splendor of that home...and of family waiting there

He included stories of times past...and gave notice of things to come...so she would be ready...and have hope

She cried when she read the parts about the sacrifice He made...just so she could come home...and how much He loved her

But mostly

Her Father wrote of that love...

how wide, how deep, and how great His love was for her...

and promised that nothing could separate her from that love


Her treasured letters...

His letters...

Letters from home

Have you checked your mailbox lately?

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The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.
-- St. Augustine of Hippo

I am thankful for God’s Word

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10 thoughts:

Denise said...

Amen, letters from our Father, nothing more precious.

Sharon Jones said...

AWESOME post, Karen!!!

Goosebumps.

I need to follow your blog!

Thanks for commenting on mine!

Sharon :)

Sharon Jones said...

HA! I went to subscribe to your blog, and found that I had already done it the other day!

Sharon

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Peggy said...

Ohhh Karen, A MASTERPIECE from the Master and the gift continues to flow through you! WOW! I am so blessed and so touched by your moving words of Our Father's letters to us. This is so inspirational and well written! Reminds me much of "Much Afraid" in "Hinds Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurrad. Your style is so wonderful. Hoping for more of His love letters every day in my mailbox! This is better than a song, this is sweet music to one's soul. You had all this stored up inside of you since you took your time off... well, it's just overflowing now from a well watered soul and a pen that never went dry.

Thanks Karen! I, too, am so thankful for God's Word and how He continues to speak to us today!

Love and (((HUGS)))
Peggy

Pam said...

Lovely post, Karen. Enjoyed how you wrote this.
Blessings!
Pam

Jerralea said...

You wrote this so eloquently, Karen! Thanks for sharing that quote by St. Augustine - I had never heard it.

My favorite part was when you said His letters included directions on how to get home!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love how precious these letters are...then the way you related them to the Bible

Sharon said...

Beautiful thoughts, Karen. And you are so right. When I first started reading my Bible on a daily basis (and we won't ask how recent that was!!) - at first it was just words on paper. Powerful words, yes - but it took some time before I really realized how it wasn't just words - it was God speaking DIRECTLY to me! Since then, I just fall in love with The Word more and more each day.

How He loves each one of us. And how wonderful it is to be able to read HIS letters to us any time we want.

GOD BLESS!

Joan said...

Karen - this is absolutely beautiful!

Blessings,
Joan

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

The most treasured letter written from a Father~thank you for the precious reminder.

Blessings,
Janis

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