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Trip on a Train

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:25 PM

The train rattled on from London, Ontario to Ottawa. I noted how the snow became more evident as we got closer to our destination. We arrived, and my son-in-law and two little grandsons met me at the station. All smiles and chit-chat, we drove to their home. The snow pristine, with not a foot print in sight was piled high in their back yard.

The next day my daughter dressed the boys in suitable attire while my son-in-law prepared a snow slide from the deck to the bottom of the yard. Grandma—that’s me--watched as they, oblivious to the cold squealed with delight as they rode the track on their toboggan and I filmed the action through the window!

I thought how secure and happy those little boys were, and I thanked God for their loving parents. Although their love and attentiveness to their children is nothing compared to the love God has for us.

We are assured over and over again of God’s love for us in the holy scriptures. A scripture that is a favourite one for me is “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:2-4 KJV). And how I can testify of that everlasting love. God loves even those who don’t serve Him. Let’s pray that they too will experience and know His everlasting love.

 

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6 Comments

Reply Fay Rowe
9:58 PM on January 22, 2013 
It is His love that leads us to repentance, and that gives us "all things that pertain to life and godliness."
Drives out fear...so much His love offers!!!
Reply [email protected]'s A Beautiful Life
11:22 AM on January 23, 2013 
Dear Mary,

I got your email this morning inviting me to visit your blog... and I'm happy to be here! I enjoyed your wee posting. Such a wonderful example of the love and security we have in Him.

Sounds like you are enjoying your days. Being Grandma is a very special thing to those two youngsters.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...
Brenda
Reply Mary Waind
1:03 PM on January 23, 2013 
Yes, we are loved forever and His loving kindness has drawn us to rest in His love. How blessed are we, Mary? Thank you for sharing those special verses.
Reply mary-haskett
5:45 PM on January 23, 2013 
Bless you friends for taking time to respond. In His love Mary
Reply Ruth Smith Meyer
10:38 AM on January 24, 2013 
There was a reason Jesus had an affinity for children. How they delight in the love of their parents should be how we delight in our Lord. How we long that many might be able to do so.
Reply Peter Black
7:47 PM on February 11, 2013 
You've drawn a lovely family picture and application regarding our Heavenly Father's love, Mary.
The comments speak so well of how affirming this post is to them.
Blessings be mutiplied to you and your readers.
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