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  • Writer's pictureJoni


There she was~

sitting on the same boardwalk,

where I met her for the first time years ago.

She wasn't doing well

as she hasn't been for awhile.

She had a setback,

that left her in despair

at the end of her rope

to a point that she didn't want to

be here anymore.

And then it happened

GOD showed up in a way that she didn't expect.

She found it,

when she wasn't even looking for it.

A picture I had given her

years ago & there "HE" was~

JESUS holding the hand of a little girl.

A peace washed over her

the moment she read the inscription

"I will never leave you" (Hebrews 13:5).

GOD showed up in a way that she didn't even expect

as she wasn't even looking.


at that moment saved her life.

Is this picture a sacred shrine?

Oh no,

but the image & the truth of who


overwhelmed her and changed everything.

Oh when GOD shows up

in the littlest things

at the exact right time~

as HE always shows up

even if we don't see, hear or feel




for each & every one of


which you & I are~

is so much greater than our deepest sorrows.

So remember

when life hits you for the worse~


who has experienced the worse

as HE screamed

“MY GOD, MY GOD why have YOU forsaken ME?” (Matthew 27:46)

just so HE will walk with us through

every storm

and make the walk bearable

as we

"Fix our eyes on JESUS..." (Hebrews 12:2)

the ONE who promises

"I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

And all we have to do

is take the hand of the

ONE who finds us

right where we are

and changes everything.

(*art above by Phyllis Harris @

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