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Day 21: All About Me Day


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Back to School

All About Me Day

Do you remember that day?

I never had that day in school,

but my children have.

A day that was all about them.

For their special day

they made a poster

with their favorite pictures

and also brought to school

their favorite show and tell items,

and I even got to contribute

their favorite baked good that they helped me make

or should I say thatI helped them bake.

It was like an all day birthday party

because it was

All About Me Day~

when everyone around you

paid attention to you

and celebrated you

just because you are you.

Hmm...

Well get your poster board

and your pictures ready

because today is the day

because it is

All About Me Day

for you and for me

because He said~

"The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.." Jeremiah 31:3

I have loved you with an

Everlasting love~

what is that kind of love?

Everlasting defined: Lasting forever or for a very long time.

There is an "Everlasting" flower,

also called

Immortelle .

Hmm....

Immortal, which is defined as

Living forever; never dying or decaying;

Deserving to be remembered forever..

Deserving.

Do you feel deserving to be remembered forever, to be loved forever?

Do I feel deserving to be remembered forever,

even when I am not acting deserving?

It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about how

God's love for me is

everlasting.

I am and you are

"deserving" of His love,

because of His grace

It isn't because of what you or I have or haven't done,

It is "just because" of who He is and what He has done.

I love the description of the

Everlasting Flower~

that

it retains its shape and color after being dried.

How does something retain its shape and color after it has been dried, died?

How "dried" up do I feel when I have sinned,

when I have chosen to look the other way instead of into the eyes of my Lord.

Oh how dried up was I, when I didn't have Him in my life.

But thanks to God

who took this dried up flower, and watered me back to life.

My soul, that was dried up

is now

Retaining

its original shape and color.

that will shine into eternity.

.all because of

Jesus'

everlasting love

for me & for you.

So I ask myself,

.What do I do, or what causes me to get dried up?

Where in my life do I feel dried up?

How about you?

Whatever that answer may be,

it is the place in our heart

where the Lord is just waiting to fill with

His

Everlasting love

. Will I open up my heart to Him?

Will I receive Him with thanksgiving?

Will you?

Will I repent of my sin, and "pick up my mat and walk" as the lame man did in John 5,

after Jesus healed him?

Will you?

Today is

All About Me Day

because it is all about Him~

He who loves you with an

Everlasting Love~

A Love that has been given to you.

A Love that will never be taken from you

Not because of who I am But because of what You've done Not because of what I've done But because of Who you are (Casting Crowns)

Back to Basics

Back to School

All About Me Day

because

Whose I Am!


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