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Topic: Reading (01/25/07)
TITLE: And the reading begins “…..
By Kathie Thomas
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I let my mind wander back to another time I heard those words. It was such a long time ago and so much had taken place since those days. I wondered what would have happened if my life had not taken this path? But I didnâ€™t like to think about that for too long. I knew that the â€˜other lifeâ€™ would never have happened. God had me in his hands and Iâ€™d always been there for as long as I could remember. I had strayed off the path now and then but always came back.
â€˜Come, let us bow down in worship, let us...â€™
The pastor continued the reading and for a moment I was brought back to the present. But as he continued my mind wandered back again, over the events of the past 18 years, to a time when I knew God had given me another chance, to a time when he had healed me from an illness that could have taken me away from this life. When, if it had not been for the grace of God, I might not have seen my girls grow up into the beautiful young women that they are today. The thought that I might not have been here for Chrissy who so needed a close bond with her mother brought a lump to my throat and I thanked God silently for giving me life and allowing me the gift of watching my girls become the people they now are.
â€˜...for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his careâ€™.
â€˜Thank God I am one of those peopleâ€™ I thought as I turned my concentration to the teaching for today.
Psalm 95:1,6,7 NIV
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