These are for a lovely lady (Jessica) that is making blankets for a raffle for the her sons 5th grade to go to camp. She is making 2 blankets.. one with 12" squares the other with 8" squares.
I hope the raffle goes well... and the 5th grade is blessed with plenty of money for camp!!!
In times of joy and pain, God envelops us in His love. God's love never fails, even when we fail. He is faithful! Pretty amazing.......... He loves us NO MATTER WHAT! Like we love our own children. No matter what they do... we love them. But do we realize we are to love everyone that way. And if we do know that... why do so many of us NOT. We give conditions to our love for others. How sad. We assume and accuse as if we are so much better than someone else. We are so quick to point fingers... as if we have no sin in our lives. And God still loves us. Why is it then we cant seem to love back? Why do we hold a mistake someone has made against them forever. Why do we act as if we have done nothing wrong and we are owed. The selfish human race. Yes.. if someone has hurt you... call them on it.. if they apologize.. it should be forgiven and FORGOTTEN. Not to be held over their heads until we feel they have suffered enough. God certainly doesnt do that. If I sin.. and I ask for forgiveness from my Father in Heaven................. He forgives.. and forgets. Its gone... never to be used against me again. Not by Him anyway. The only one that can keep it alive ... and burning .. is me. Shame! I am a sinner... I make mistakes... I do my best to apologize to who I may hurt and ask both them and God for forgiveness... at that point.. its over. Over for me. I no longer hold that against myself. Its then left to who I hurt and God. I KNOW God will forgive and forget. Will the person I hurt? If they are truly seeking God... they will. Because God IS love!!!! He loves us... to help us love back. Not to just Him ... but out fellow brothers in sisters.
Time to go spread some love of my own. I need to get back to work on my crocheting. I have charity items and gifts to make/finish!
God Bless each and everyone today!
**How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.