October 15, 2020

Rhonda Patterson
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Like me, most of you have rolled past the sweet age of 18 (some of us much longer ago than others), where the world says “You’re an adult!”  I’ve made some great, mature choices at times, but I’ve also made some foolish, selfish, childish choices over my adult years.  The older I become, I realize I still have much to learn. In the last year of my mom’s full life, I remember my sister and I marveling at how God was still teaching, stretching and growing her. That realization was both comforting and a little disconcerting if I’m honest…God will still be maturing me until the day He calls me home! One of the greatest treasures He’s been teaching me though, throughout my life is that I can trust Him with all things. So today I thank You Lord for continually preparing me for the day I see You face to face. I thank You for faith, hope and love and ask that empowered by Your Spirit I be a daily reflection of these.