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February 19, 2016

Flashback Friday: Love and Loss

Here’s an oldie for Flashback Friday, “Love and Loss”:

Her face was caressed by a leaf blown off a tree

It reminded her of his gentle touch

A soft summer breeze encircled her and then let her free

It reminded her of his warm embrace

In silence she remained as she listened to the buzz of a nearby bee

It reminded her of his determination

Children laughing in the distance, she could hear them full of joy and glee

It reminded her of his kind heart

The wailing of a police siren close enough to hear but too far to see

It reminded her of his protection

Her love she had lost too soon, most would agree

It was so sudden, no one could’ve possibly foreseen

As she walked and remembered her lost love in details great and small

She was reminded that it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all

Guilt Be Gone

IMG_4585Living with guilt is consuming, you can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t live, but what a relief it is when we get rid of it by confessing. God is all-knowing, yet how many of us have tried to hide our sins from Him and live with the burden of guilt? Is it because we are afraid He won’t forgive us? 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Let’s be honest, we are only fooling ourselves. One of my favorite Mandisa songs says that God can handle our honesty. Give it a try, He’s ready to listen.

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. (Psalm 32:5 NLT)

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