Let Us Never Forget . . .

The Baptism Copyright Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 1998

The Baptism Copyright Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 1998

"Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. he is accessible to all who will seek Him." Gordon B Hinckley 

There is something comforting about seeing my husband’s cowboy boots or running shoes on the floor by his red chair. Usually his socks are stuffed hanging out of the top of each boot or stuffed in the running shoe. It tells me he is home and when he is home I feel his protection and love surrounding me tightly. I am no longer alone at home.... he is with me.

What is your comfort from the Lord? What reminds you in your heart? What do you have visually that reminds you God is home inside of you, in your heart and your physical home; what do you see before you that He is filling your every need, loving you and protecting you? Is it a calm feeling, or hearing the birds, or walking outside to watch the sunset? Is it your Bible? Is it a cross hanging in a room? What visually reminds you of Him in your life?

For Terry and I it is our collection of different Bibles in every room. We enjoy reading different versions and then of course cross referencing as we go. I just stopped and asked him what visually triggers GOD's presence in our home... and he said the cross by the front door. We have a wonderful metal cross we were gifted from John at Patina in Marble Falls.  The second thing he mentioned is my painting above. It was done back in 1999 and I have never wanted to part with it. I sell prints and giclees of it on occasion. It is the descending dove in fire and water, the symbols of baptism.  I used Terry’s hands to create this painting. The verse is:

"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."

Matthew 3:11

 The second thing he said, "Our Home." Home is where the heart is…and our is with God.  Praise Him.