,,,on loving God in the wilderness?? (a quickie quote)

You know those verses about the greatest commandment: To love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls & minds? The thing is, Jesus didn’t say much about WHERE we are to do all this.  Methinks we’re meant to love God everywhere we go, but what about the wilderness?  sometime in our lives most of us inevitably end up in wilderness-ish type places (hopefully not for 40 years!) where it’s dry, dry, dry.  What to do?

WY2 funky tree (2)

“To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken.  But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless.  Even in the wilderness, especially in the wilderness, you shall love Him.”   Frederich Buechner

So, instead of wearing ‘Son-block’ in the wilderness, we must put on our ‘Son-Oil’ to get a Heavenly tan that glistens with the love of God (His rays of love for us mixing it up with our love for Him + Lots Of Prayer(the ‘oil’) = a Very Deep Tan)

Zanzibar Cindy at the beach

 

grace, peace & Heavenly Tans

Virginia : )

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