Thursday, March 09, 2006

we matter ...

i went for my first good long walk in the neighbourhood today ... even though it was cloudy, the temps were mild and the snow has begun to recede ... it truly felt like a lovely spring day in my corner of the world ...

before i left for my jaunt, i gave my aunt a call ... just to chitchat ... i mentioned my walk, and she told me to be careful when i crossed the highway ... *big grin* ... then leo told me to take along my ID and cell phone ... *another big grin* ...

it's a blessing to have people who care about my well being ... in my small circle, i matter to them ...

we all want to matter to someone ...

even though my heart is blessed that i have dear ones that care, i was thinking that the very BEST is - i MATTER to GOD ... i live a small-town life and my name will never be a household word ... yet i MATTER to the God of the Universe!!!

and YOU matter to this same God in the very same way... now that is awesome star power ... *huge grin* ...

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

14 comments:

Peg said...

Your post gives me a very big grin this morning. Thanks for that! Hope you have a blessed day!

Terri said...

Thanks, Saija, for the reminder! It gives me a huge grin, too! Blessings to you!

Michael said...

I hope you dressed warm too. Spring is coming but it is still cold. Don't want you getting sick.

*big grin*

Take Care
Michael

Maggie Ann said...

Hope you had an enjoyable walk through your new neighborhood. You must be so relieved that the 'moving' is all behind you for now anyway. Thinking of how we 'matter' to God..isn't it wonderful!! My hymn that I sing after my Bible reading is...'Lead me to Calvary' and the chorus says, ....lest I forget Gethsemene..lest I forget thy love for me...what a blessed thought to carry with us, more than a thought..a truth. Hope you have a great day. Its overcast where we are but unseasonably warm. I sprained by back yesterday applying spackling?? and sanding it on the drywall. So, it looks like it will be a lazy kind of day for me. also...I think that is wonderful that your husband enjoys you reading aloud to him. Right after our 16 yr. old daughter passed on to be with Jesus, we read a Gene Stratton-Porter book aloud in the car."The Magic Garden". We all hung on every word and enjoyed it. Come to think of it, we used to read aloud other books too. The Freddie books, and Elsie Dinsmore books. Hey, you've started memories rolling...smile. bye for now. Happy day to you!

Sharon K said...

Thanks for the walk with you and thank you also for the beautiful post. You have made my day.

Elizabeth said...

Your town sounds wonderful...I miss the little one we lived in last, even though this one is not huge, combined with the nearby towns it is plenty big!

You know, I would not like to be famous...I value being private and left alone too much! I would not enjoy being stared at on the street...or worry about having so much wealth that folks were plotting to steal it away...though it would me nice to have a tad more, I admit!

Elizabeth said...

argh..the typos...make that: "it would BE nice...."

Mindy said...

What an encouraging post!!! It made me smile...have a wonderful day dear ...blessings to you!

Saija said...

Peg ... i'm glad i could brighten your morning! :o)

terri ... smiling is a catchy thing!

michael ... *laughing* ... yes i was dressed warmly as i looked both ways before crossing the street with my ID & cellphone in my pocket! funnee guy!

maggie ann ... awww, thank you so much for sharing that with me ... and the hymn was one that i loved too! (hugs) to you!

sharon ... and i loved your clown post ... you must be a very popular grandma!

elizabeth ... it really is a lovely little town, nestled in cottage country ... hope you have a wonderful weekend!

mindy ... i love to share things that make me grin & happy ... blessings on your weekend!

Andrea said...

I enjoyed your post. We do matter to God - amazing thought!

Pilot Mom said...

Well, your name is a household word in our home! Humph! :)

Saija said...

andrea ... "amazing love, how can it be, that thou my God shouldst die for me ..." ... we are the children of an amazing God! wa-hoo!

claire ... chuckling ... and did you know that my name is pronounced "sigh ya"... :o) blessings to you!!

Badoozie said...

nice that you are able to get out for a walk already, maybe many more to come?

Saija said...

susie ... i went for another walk today - before the snowstorm started ... it is very wet & white out there at the moment! but it's sort of a springtime snowstorm - not overly cold ... so that is ok!