Growing up, my sister and I each had our own table prayer. My prayer was “Abba, Father, bless this food for everlasting good.” It wasn’t until I was grown that I learned that the Greek word “Abba” was a term of endearment, like “Daddy.”
I am continually awed and thankful that our almighty God seeks a close, personal relationship with me … and with you. His love is shown through the promise and fulfillment of a Savior, His Son, Jesus Christ, and through Him, the promise that I am an heir with Christ. That truly makes me His little girl.
The Time is NOW to share with someone your “Daddy’s” great love for His children.
Posted on June 15, 2015 9:02 AM
This is a busy time of the year. We have weddings and reunions to plan and attend, vacations to look forward to, and of course the LWML Convention, June 25-28, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa! We are always planning and counting down the days to some event in our lives, but let’s not forget that our Lord and Savior gave us today – this very moment. The Time is NOW to make the best use of this moment to God’s glory.
We can plan for tomorrow and it’s not wrong to count down the days to a big event. But don’t wait to be in His Word and in prayer, to seek forgiveness, to share His love and mercy with everyone we meet, and to serve our Lord. We also (and always!) rejoice in the gifts of His sacraments. Celebrate this day and thank God for each moment. Don’t wait!
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).
Posted on June 08, 2015 9:00 AM
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another … (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Family. Just the word can bring to mind memories of celebrations, reunions, comfort, worship, forgiveness, prayer, and encouragement.
When I think of family, I often think of LWML gatherings. Perhaps you do, too! I consider my sisters and brothers in Christ involved in the LWML part of my family – my family of faith. With our Savior Jesus as the Head of this family, each time we come together in His name helps us make new memories as we celebrate, comfort, worship, pray, forgive, and encourage one another. Any LWML gathering becomes a much-anticipated family reunion!
I look forward to our LWML family reunion in Des Moines, Iowa, in a few weeks. I hope you can be with us, too. The Time is NOW to encourage your sisters and brothers in Christ to join in the celebration, June 25-28. See you there!
Posted on June 01, 2015 9:14 AM