What a wonderful post!(And I need to again acknowledge Jim Bramlett's post on communion too, thank you for that Jim B. http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2010/jim1013-2.htm )Full of encouragement that really speaks to me as the time ticks down to the final moments. The sense of unworthiness can be overwhelming at times and I have had to fight through the enemy's attacks to find relief and comfort again. Yesterday, I saw a license plate that said "U R FORGIVN" and yet all night last night I still tossed and turned with feelings of unworthiness and praying and begging God to save me etc. as I have done many times. It can be very lonely and tough and you can forget the very simple steps back to the Good Shepherd and trust that were known so well in time past but seem gone far away in the night of fear. I have often felt the way you describe here:____________________________________________
The same is true of Jesus. To the one who says, "Life is good, but what I'm really looking for and craving is You, Lord," He won't say, "Why didn't you do more?" According to our text, He'll say, "Let's have lunch."
But I haven't been a very good person, you might be thinking. Join the club. Like me, you may have done things you didn't want to do, said things you shouldn't have said, gone where you shouldn't have gone. But the Lord still has a place for you at His table. How do I know? Because of what I see in the life of Joseph…...When Jesus comes, you will be as blown away and amazed as Joseph's brothers were—amazed by how kind He is to you, by the comfort He shows to you, by the meal He provides for you. But you can experience His love and kindness, His grace and forgiveness even before then by simply watching for His coming every day.
Jimmy, I just want to let you know what comforting words these are to me and how much I appreciate you and all the Doves very much!
Longing to be with you all soon,