And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.
(CJB-Complete Jewish Bible)
love, joy, peace, patience
kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
When someone is hurting or brokenhearted, the Eternal moves in close
and revives him in his pain. (The Voice)
When hearts break
We see beyond our horizons
God is ever near
I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will talk about all your wonderful acts.
Wind shakes cedar’s limbs
Dancing playfully together
Love is there
Photo by Nick West on Unsplash
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, then you will produce much fruit. Without me, you can’t do anything.
There are 8 "I AM" statements in the gospel of John, drawing directly on the holy name revealed to Moses in Exodus 3:15, "I AM." The verb tenses here mean more like, "I was, I am, and I always will be." Alpha and Omega and everything in between.
For my journaling prompt, I am adding a photo I found on unsplash.com (free photos!) and a haiku (5-7-5 or a total of 17ish)
grape vines growing
spreading across the horizon
Photo by Luke Schobert on Unsplash