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I recently took some time off from work to be alone with God.  I went away to a place near the water and spent a lot of time outside, reading my Bible, praying, loving Jesus.

In the evenings I would eat supper outside, watching the beautiful colors of the sunset.  Each evening a group of about five birds would appear and they would fly above the tree tops.  They would flap their wings a few times and then catch a current of air and be lifted and soar.  There didn’t seem to be any purpose to their flight.  They weren’t going anywhere, but seemed to just circle around and around, as though they were enjoying the ride.

And as I watched them I thought “They were made for this and look how great a delight they take in it.”  And I imagined that this brought God much pleasure.

There are things that God gives me opportunity to do, and in the doing I realize “I was made for this.”  In these things my heart is lifted and I feel as though I could soar there forever.  And my delight in God nearly explodes in my soul and I sense His pleasure in it.

Delighting in Him today…….

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The cross
Not just a piece of wood
Or a moment in history
But the ultimate reality

Stained red with blood that makes white
Horridly beautiful

Mercy on display
The plan of all the ages
Acted out upon the stage of earth

Grace triumphant in brutality

Man shakes his fist at God and says, “You must die.”

God extends His hand to man and says “You shall live.”

“Therefore be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”  Luke 6:36

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