Friday, April 21, 2006

our daily bread

i've been reading Radio Bible Classes "Our Daily Bread" for about 30 years ... here is what April 20th's devotional said ... it blessed my heart, hope it does the same for you!

April 20, 2006

Winds Of Love

A farmer had a weather vane on his barn, on which was written "God is love." When friends asked why, the farmer said, "This is to remind me that no matter which way the wind blows, God is love."

When the warm "south wind" with its soothing and balmy breezes brings showers of blessing, God is love. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above" (James 1:17).
When the cold "north wind" of trial and testing sweeps down upon you, God is love. "All things work together for good to those who love God" (Romans 8:28).

When the "west wind" blows hard upon you with its punishing intent, God is love. "Whom the Lord loves He chastens" (Hebrews 12:6).

When the "east wind" threatens to sweep away all that you have, God is love. "God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory" (Philippians 4:19).

Perhaps you are discouraged and downhearted. If so, remember, God still cares for you. What you are experiencing has either been sent or it has been allowed by Him for your good.

Yes, no matter which way the wind is blowing, God is love. —
Richard De Haan

God is love:
His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens
—God is wisdom, God is love.

No affliction would trouble us if we knew God’s reason for permitting it.


Elizabeth said...

So true!! His mercy is not always seen as such...till maybe after the fact! The rain falls alike on the just and the I was able to share with a little gal in the health food store where I often shop. SO unexpected the turn of the conversation...but I just did my best...remembering that the LORD will give us the words when such things happen. I pray what I said will help her and that I will have more opportunities...we live in frightening times and we who belong to the MESSIAH may have yet more chances to tell of HIM and that hope!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... that's cool you had a chance to share about the Lord ... the bible says to always be ready to give an answer about the hope that is within us ... you did ... :o)

Captainwow said...

RBC is right here in my home town, did I tell you that already?
well there it is again. I have friends who have worked there - or volunteer there.

Saija said...

cptnwow ... i didn't know that ... how cool! they have really stuck to the message over the years and we really appreciate their ministry!

Maggie Ann said...

How precious! I must copy this for my scrapbook/journal. I'm glad you shared this.

Saija said...

maggie ann ... the RBC booklets have had that right word, at the right time, so many times ... i thank God for it ...