June 4, 2019

One of my closest friends says, “God takes care of old ladies and fools and I am no old lady.” I feel the same way.

Today is my wedding anniversary. I don’t know why Shannon married me. I know me. I wouldn’t marry me, but Shannon did anyway. It must be love.

Now that I think about it, it’s the same with God. I don’t know why God sent Jesus to save me. I know me. I wouldn’t save me, but God did anyway. It must be love.

One of the things I most love about the United Methodist Church is that we practice open Holy Communion. No one is prevented from coming to the altar and receiving a sign and symbol of God’s grace and love. God loves everyone.

It doesn’t matter if you fall into the old lady or fool category, God will always be here for you. You will never walk life’s paths alone. That’s what makes life worth living.

This is what Paul meant by saying, “I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.” (Romans 8:38-39)

So no matter what’s going on in your life, take a moment to tell God thank you for walking with you. Also, if you are a dufus like me and God has put a wonderful spouse in your life, give him double thanks. God deserves it.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for loving me warts and all. Forgive my failures and mold me into the person you want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

I praise God I am married to such a wonderful person. It’s either love or my good looks. I think I’ll ask her.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins