For wherever two or three are gathered
(drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name,
there I AM in the midst of them.
Matthew 18:20 AMP
This photo is so much more than a picture of two little girls standing at the edge of the lake. From their gesture we can see a story of the love between them. From the magnificent sky and it's reflection we can see the majesty of God's creation.
And then we consider the 'back story'. Who are those little girls? Two sisters who know that life isn't all 'roses', and have built a strong bond out of those circumstances. Two sisters who know they are children of God and that He is in their midst. Two sisters, who because of God's love for them, can laugh together.
Two sisters who know and have seen God's grace in their lives. Two sisters who have some understanding of the truth of this scripture.
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labour] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:28 AMP
Why are those little girls out so late? The next day one of them is going for a brain scan (her 20th one). She knows what is going on. There is fear. She is human. But there is also joy. Joy, when her focus is elsewhere, on life.
What a lesson for us all.
Question for today, where is your focus? Is it on your circumstances or is it on the giver of life?
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed - that exhilarating finish in and with God - he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. Hebrews 12:2 The Message
Christ is our example of how to do this life, together with God, and together with people. He is worthy of our praise.
Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may [unanimously] with united hearts and one voice, praise and glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Romans 15:5-6 AMP