Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Uneven exchange

What can we bring to the Lord?
What kind of offerings should we
give him?
Should we bow before God
with offerings of yearling calves?
Should we offer him thousands
of rams
and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Should we sacrifice our firstborn
to pay for our sins?

No, O people, the Lord has told
you what is good,
and this is what he requires
of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with
your God.

Micah 6:6-8 NLT

So little asked; so much given...


Putz said...

it has been a long long time since i have blogged to you, a mutual friend is hurting, jessica, and i wanted to tell you how much i hurt for her and yes for you at times, i know it has been hard for you to get close to me, but i only mean the best for you...and your family,,,thanks for your words and the bond you had for your spouse is catching...i am kinder to karma lately and i wish jason wasn't so stupido because you can create soul mates if you just put the time into it...a friend who for some reason can't forget about you and what you went through 13 months hardley knew he was even sick and then he was gone

Gigi said...

Putz, I have indeed missed your comments and your have been a good friend, here from pretty much the beginning of ItTR, so don't wander away now! I know you had computer problems for a while, but hopefully you're back for good now...I'm not sure exactly, but if your comment meant that you are feeling a deeper bond with your wife because of my love and commitment to my Sweet Hubby, then to God be all the glory!! And yes, I do believe "soul mates" are born in a relationship because we CHOOSE to love! Yes - be kind to Karma, love her as Christ loved the church - that is His command to husbands!

I am aware of Jessica's situation...she is never far from my thoughts, often in my prayers. I, too, am saddened by the turn of events but I know that the Lord has great things in store for her and that while things may seem bleak to us, He sees the BIG picture. I trust HIS view...

13 hardly seems possible, does it? It still just takes my breath away.

Dawn said...

Such good thoughts at this time of giving and receiving. Blessings, dear friend, as you face this difficult time for those who have suffered such deep loss.

Jody said...

Stopping by to say hi and wish you a Happy Thursday.