Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Every Need

I have often heard discussions regarding the difference between "needs" and "wants". And I know there is a difference between the two. Usually the discussion is centered around the physical--we need food, we need water, we need clothing. We may want but don't need gourmet food, bottled water and designer clothing. But, there are other needs, needs not physical in nature, but emotional. We know our God, our loving Father, promises to meet all our needs. I believe that means all of them, not just the physical.
We just returned from the funeral of our dear friend in Nebraska. As I watched the auditorium fill up with those whose lives he'd touched and saw the clearly visible emotion on their faces and felt my own heart hurting, I knew we all needed to grieve. It was not something we "wanted" to do. We would have selfishly rather had our loved one here. Grieving for the loss of his presence in our lives was something we needed. And we needed to be with each other. There is something very healing about being with others as you all share both the love and the loss together. Grief and loneliness can be devastating and overwhelming when experienced as an individual. But there is something comforting, almost sweet about those emotions as a group experience.
I am ever grateful God made us communal people. He made us to be a part of some human experience bigger than ourselves---that is the community. For Christians, that community is the Church. As a part of the Church, of this Body, we never have to experience such intense and overwhelming emotions alone. We have each other. God knew we needed that.

Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine, too---everything I need he always gives


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