Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
A quiet word, a
Inviting me to
Delight in His gift
Encircled by His everlasting love.
I visit my OLW each 5th Tuesday throughout the year. But I decided today that it's a perfect word for Easter Sunday. This word lodged in my heart and claimed me for 2016, but I'm still trying to discover what it means for me this year. I spoke briefly about abiding in my field in January.
Today I'm thinking about abiding in faith. I love the story of Zacchaeus who climbs up in a tree to see Jesus because he's so short. And then Jesus looks up into the tree, sees him and says, "Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully."
Am I ready so that Jesus abides with me? Do I delight in His word and receive Him joyfully in my home ? Or do the cares of the world interfere with my ability to receive His gift so freely given, to cherish His words and to spend time in prayer? I yearn to abide in faith, to count myself with Zacchaeus and others who made haste and received the Savior joyfully.