Yesterday as I read about Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian oh so gently lifting Jeremiah out of a muddy cistern, his kindness and encouragement made me think of you.
Some of you know me personally, yet you come here anyway.
Some of you know me not at all, yet you come here anyway.
Some of you visit from places I've never been and cannot go now, and that does my heart good.
Your prayers upheld me with peace through my asthma check-up Friday. (It yielded one immediate medication adjustment and two action items for the next month, both of which involve other doctors.)
Whatever else Providence has in store for you today, please know that you are a blessing to me. I appreciate you and the time you choose to spend here. Because of you, I'm not just talking to myself. Well, because of you I'm not just talking to myself on the blog.
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.... And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God" (Philippians 1:3-4, 9-11).