March 9

Juliane Poirier Community Corner, Lent 2019

When Jesus came to Nazareth in Galilee, he was baptized by John in the Jordan. 

Just as Jesus was coming up and out of the water he saw the heavens opened up and the spirit descending upon him like a dove . And a voice came from heaven….”Thou art my beloved son, with thee I am well pleased.”

   God calls for the best in us all.  People are often surprised at the idea they can hear god or that he is listening.  But are we listening?  Do we hear and listen to everything?  We are lucky to be able to hear!   For to be able to listen we discover God in our stories along with other people’s stories too.

Just like the story of “Footprints”-

A story of a man and the Lord that were walking and as they walked scenes from the man’s life flashed across the sky….”just like Jesus had also.”  So when the man looked down he saw two sets of prints, one set was the Lord’s the other set was his.  As they continued to walk the man noticed that at the saddest times of his life there was only one set of Footprints in the sand. 

  He asked the lord…”When I needed you most, why did you leave me?”  And as the Lord said, “My son my precious child, I would never leave you”.  Putting those times of trial and suffering when you would see one set of Footprints.-   “That was when I would carry you.”

     Finding your life with all that we go through daily is hard.  With ups and downs, it is all a lesson with lots to learn!  So listen to all those around you and learn by listening.  Listening is so important.  And in so many ways, its one sense that we have that is so important, for it is one doorway to everything that matters.

     James 1:19…And my dear brothers and sisters, take note of this – everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

     Sammuel.3.9 -” So speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”

And when we do we learn.

Prayer:  Blessed be to those that listen. And pray the best for us all.

Arianne “AB” Boies

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