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NEVER AN ANNOYANCE
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
May your unfailing love be my comfort.
- Psalm 119:76 (NIV)
My two cats, Samantha and Chloe, both love to lie in my lap. Chloe is quite personable and affectionate. Samantha, on the other hand, seems to need constant reassurance that she is loved. Some days it seems that every time I sit down, Samantha is right there waiting to jump onto my lap. At times I find her constant attention-seeking annoying.
One morning as I pushed Samantha away, I thought about how God never pushes me away when I come. Sometimes I feel confident in my relationship with God, and I delight in praising God as much as I do in seeking God’s help. Other times, I come to God in desperation, needing a place of refuge and restoration. I also need reassurance that God loves me. Many passages in the Bible tell us that God loves us and will always be with us. I never have to wonder whether God will have time for me or how God will receive me. God always has time for us, and always reaches out to us with loving arms.
Pat Luffman Rowland (Tennessee, USA)
Thought for the Day
Today I will encourage someone by showing God’s love.
Dear God, thank you for loving us and always being available to comfort and encourage us. Amen.
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