January Beach

Right after Abraham obeyed God while offering Isaac as a sacrifice, God promised Abraham, “I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore” (Genesis 22:17).

If you use a high magnification microscope and examine grains of sand, you will see that each grain looks like a shell, a crystal, or a piece of coral. Think of that! On a beach — sand dunes made of all those grains of sand and each grain is different. Sound familiar? Like grains of sand, God has made each person different and each one is loved by God.

The goal of Lutheran Woman in Mission is for each unique person to know of God’s great love and sacrifice. Telling others about how God came down to earth as a man, lived a pure life, suffered by taking our sins on Himself, and dying and rising again so that by faith we may live with Him eternally. The LWML Bible Study “Discovering Yourself” may increase your appreciation and understanding of your uniqueness as a beloved child of God.

Next time you see a grain of sand, say a prayer of thanksgiving, and be reminded to tell others of God’s love. Wishing you warm January thoughts!

Cheryl Mattil