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Sandy Valentine

sandheart1Have you ever played in the sand?  I have.  And it’s so much fun!

Sand is everywhere.  Our sandbox.  Our neighborhood park.  The beach, the oceans and deserts.

One of our favorite things to do when my kids were young was going to the park and playing in the sand.  As they grew older we could make the most amazing sand castle villages.  They were amazing!  When we were ready to go back home, we emptied our shoes and tried to brush off all those tiny little grains of sand.  And we never could get them all off.  We always seemed to bring home lots of those little grains of sand.

Have you ever tried to count those grains of sand?  How many could there be in one sandbox?  One playground?  One child’s shoe or even just stuck to one foot?  A lot!  Way more than I could ever count!  There was a man in the Bible who also knew that there is a lot of sand out there.  That man was David.  He wrote this in Psalm 139:17-18, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you” (NIV).

David knew that God was thinking about him even more times than the number of grains of sand on this whole earth.  Now that’s a lot of times!  Do you know what that means?  That means that God is thinking about each one of us all the time!  I like that because that means that God cares about us and He loves us.

I get to go speak to some elementary school children soon and when I asked God what He wanted me to tell them He said, “Tell them I love them.”  So I’m going to bring my sand and let them know how much God loves them.  Who knows?  Maybe they’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with sand this year!

And the next time you see sand, remember – God is thinking about YOU!

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Best Bible Verse Ever!

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The other day I had lunch with the other ladies on my volunteer team for Good News Club.  It is always so much fun to get together with others who are serving God and I love to hear about how God is working in others’ lives.  It’s so neat how God can work in all of our lives all at the same time.  How does He do that?!  Okay, I know.  He’s God.  And I wouldn’t want to serve a God that I could completely comprehend.  Our God is amazing!  And so is His Word!  Which brings me to my thought today.  What is your favorite Bible verse? Or story?

I love the true story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal.  It’s so funny how the prophets of Baal spent the whole day trying to get their god to make fire.  Elijah watched them, even taunted them a bit.  Then finally near the end of the day, Elijah had his turn.  He prayed to God – the one true God – and there was fire.  So cool!

And John 3:16 has to be a favorite.  The Gospel message in one sentence.  God loves us so much!

Isaiah 40:26 and Psalm 147:4 are similar, showing that God knows all of the stars by name.  Just that in itself is amazing, but what I like is that God knows the stars by name, but He also knows our names – my name – and He wants a relationship with us – with me – not the stars.  Amazing.

I wrote about another favorite verse in my last post.  Check out “Discarded Christmas Trees”  where I mentioned Psalm 139:17-18.  I love that verse!

I could go on and on, but what about YOU?  What is your best Bible verse ever?