A Picture on the Refrigerator

Gathering at Sunrise © Laurie Pace 2014

Gathering at Sunrise © Laurie Pace 2014

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ” ― Max Lucado

Monday Monday... gotta love that day! The week has begun and plans are in place, prayers are offered up for the beginning of the week to anticipate God's gracious gifts in the journey ahead. The first gift giving began with God.  Our human gifts we give each other are imperfect and can be wrongly motivated. Many are totally unappreciated, defective and temporary.  God's gifts to us are perfect and good.  Are you accepting of the gifts He has laid before you in your life? Are you using them to serve others?

As an artist I totally get off with a smile each morning enjoying the sunrise, winter or summer, and love getting outside to feel the earth beneath my feet.  It is a break from walking on a slab floor in the house that is filled with electronics and tons of blinking lights.  Home is no longer a refuge but a place that is filled with electronic equipment that sucks the life out of us, making it impossible to truly use those special gifts from Him.  We are too busy doing other things. 

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17).