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Romantic Love Letter from God

70 lightening shots taken at ikaria island during a thunderstorm

70 lightening shots taken at ikaria island during a thunderstorm

There’s nothing more romantic than a thunderstorm on its way. This evening as the sun was setting, my sister and I watched what looked like a sandstorm heading our way…not long after we noticed it was rain and thunder…it looks like hurricane weather although it’s not that.

It was heading our way quickly. We watched as all the builders around us started running for cover and how one of them had to climb down a huge crane like thing, that was far above 11 storeys high…  although people were running and frantically trying to take cover, it was still a beautiful sight.

After that, within minutes the dark clouds had covered us and in bits of light you could see the rain pouring in long strings of water…it seemed like millions of taps had been opened and left running. In between that, thunder and lightning struck. 7da887040f8a798e0ecbbf57cd638f82

I got to watch this beauty and display of love and might unfold before my eyes as if God was pursuing me.

Not only that, in this kind of weather, I’m left wanting to have a romantic evening with lots of candle light and building of tents…or having a picnic on tons of pillows next to a fireplace, somewhere far away….

Yep, it has left me feeling warm and special inside…Magical to be curled up on the couch under blankets with some coffee and watching a movie and listening to some rain….Incredibly beautiful and blessed… What a romantic love letter from God.

 

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Looking after Our Souls

644722_4478619680481_1720799057_nMy friend Riamien – what a fantastic friend. She truly was an inspiration to all of us and she will not be forgotten. My beautiful friend who struggled with lung cancer, passed away yesterday, after suffering and being in extreme pain these past few weeks, and then still picking up an infection. Luckily, Jesus really loves us, He comforts us and makes things okay when they seem not to be.

He blessed me with a beautiful friendship with her. I only got to know her after she was diagnosed but man, she had such a beautiful soul. Even in her darkest of hours, when she was in extreme pain and we spoke, even then, although she was struggling, there was so much light and love that came from her.

Yesterday, my parents left after a weekend of having them here in the city. It really was good to see them as well as all the other family. I got to see my mom’s aunt turn 70. I played with the most amazing young kids. I ate and laughed with family. I was able to be kept updated of a friend’s wedding far away by two other very good friends. And yesterday, after spending a weekend with family, I got to spend most of my day and evening last night, with a very close spiritual brother whom I talked about earlier. Jean, who returned from Thailand. His brother, also joined us at the driving range later the afternoon. I was very blessed by these two. Especially, when the news came through of my cherished friend’s death. At that time, we had stopped to get take-away coffee and had headed to our university sport’s fields, to drink our coffee and watch God make thunder and lightning and bring on the rain.

Hearing the news and having been with such good people, God really took care of my soul. He also speaks to me when there is wind and thunder and rain and that was all around last night. So between that and friends, I was being smothered in God’s love and comforted by Him and His grace. After the crying, we sat and watched more of the thunder & lightning, as well as listened to some beautiful songs, one being “Let it Rain”. Through the wind I could feel His love wrap itself around me, and while Jean prayed before we got in the car…for Angels to come, I was able to see angels come. God was there and it was amazing. Yesterday was a beautiful day, despite the loss of my friend. Although I experienced outrage and anger and disappointment towards God, despite all that, Jesus still came & covered me with grace and comfort and love, He overwhelmed me with it and still told me how worthy I am. He truly is a loving Father and He truly blessed me with this weekend, with all that happened and all the people He put there. So thanks to those beautiful people too. God really is taking care of my soul.

And as God takes care of my soul, I pray He will take care of all my precious family and friend’s souls as well as my dear friend’s family in this time.

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