One of the sweetest gifts I received for Christmas this year was from my dear friend Toni who lives halfway across the country from me (this great distance in no way daunts the wonderful friendship we have). The gift was a book titled 100 Hundred Things God Loves About You. I read something from the book several times a week (I’m making it last……).
Today I re-read some of the pages searching for inspiration and the very first one simply states “God loves your story”. Wow!
God loves my story? Has He read all of the pages I have written? When I review my book as written so far, I certainly see a few pages I would like to remove. I, the imperfect human, have written some good and some not so good pages. There has been drama, sorrow, tears, fear and uncertainty. There are some pages where I questioned my faith, some where I was certain I didn’t have the strength to move forward, but mixed in with those I also find pages of happiness, excitement, and pure joy. There is a true fascination for me knowing that He knew the beginning, middle, and yes, He knows the end of my book.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16
While I have no idea when my story will end, I do know that it’s up to me to make good choices and strive to be the best I can be. I would like the last chapters in my book to be a joy and hopefully an inspiration to others.
Shepherdess, I hope your story is full of good things and happiness! Try to tend your story as you tend your flock.