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                                   Sunday July 23, 2006

                           How Can It Be

It is difficult to relate to someone who has barrels of money. I still know though, they also have ups and downs.

One thing I have in common with them is faith, and I too ask what is the purpose of my life here?

One thing I cannot understand is this.  If this life is preparation for eternity with the Lord, than why is there so much pain and agony?

Eternity with the Lord is told us; that it will be joyous, better than we could ever imagine.  Please tell me, how can agony lead to joy unspeakable?

To grow in Christ likeness is a lifelong process.

LOVE is God.  God is All.  Our needs are taken care of by Him and His universal love.  Not always as we would want them to be taken care of though!

Getting our focus onto looking up is the easy part.  To discern His purpose for us is not.

Reaching out to others seems to happen easily for some of us.  The real fact here is that others do not always want to see or even hear what we are offering them.  For whatever reason they choose to attack us.  Turning the other cheek does not always help either of us.

Peoples perception of us is often misinterpreted.  Then we are cast into the villain roll by others.

There comes a point in our lives, and I can only talk for myself, that we say enough is enough.

We no longer are so willing to be walked all over for other's  wrong perception of us.

Where does that leave us?  In a world of people who feel disjointed and fractured from society.  Is that good?  No.

What I can see in all this is that we are truly drawn close to God, because we are HIS.  He has promised to never leave us or forsake us.

We can take that promise right into the heart of eternity.

Trusting God, even though our eyes are blinded, our hearts broken, and our being is shrinking from human aloneness, is a major task God wants us to succeed in.

Thanking God through it all, is my goal, though some days I fail miserably.

What to do now?  I don't know.  God knows though.

To have hearts join together for the betterment of all would be best for all.  Though I fear we ALL shrink from that, reasons being we are all different.  And yes, afraid to get close to others because it is easier to go through the pain alone, then to have another swipe at us.

We individually can long for togetherness with another believer, and at the same time, slam the door on them.  Building a wall sky high is so easy, or so it seems.

Why build the wall?  If what we want is to share life with another, building walls is not the way to do it.  In my opinion we are helpless, and cannot stop building walls.  We need others, though maybe they don't need us.  What is the solution?  I don't know.  Only God knows.

In God's Love and Mine,
MS Bobbie                             

Bobbie Wilson
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Dexter, ME 04930
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