Love Touches

Writing diligently on Ruby’s book has been a beautiful, yet difficult work. 
Some chapters have been easier than others to write.  
Most chapters have been extremely emotional.  
The generous gift of a loving friend afforded Graham and I 
the opportunity to come to my most favorite place on earth –  
known for it’s unmatched, breathtaking, absolutely stunning beauty. 
While away I asked the Lord for a few extra love-touches, just from Him.  
He has exceeded my wildest expectations.
I have been so giddy, there were times, I kept hitting Graham’s arm
unable to even express my giddy joy.
I am in awe of how much He loves.
The amazing thing is that He loves extravagantly.
He doesn’t just love a little.
He doesn’t just love a bit here and there.
On the contrary, when He does something, 
He does it with such inexplicable artistry.
But for the record, let me reiterate this:
He loves you just the same.
It took me years to understand this.
For a long time, I thought, that perhaps, 
God loved some more than others.
I can understand it better now that I’ve 
walked with Him for a long time.  
When we lost our home to the fire, He was still loving us.  
It was just shown in different ways.  
Some times ways that were harder to see, until we stopped to really look.
When we lost our John, it was, again, harder to see His love initially,
 but looking back, I can clearly see His hand on our lives 
and His love poured out on us.
When I was a little girl in the midst of deep trauma, pain and heartache, 
it would be easy for any outsider to dismiss the idea of God’s love 
being present during those awfully dark days.  
However, I know, beyond any shadow of doubt, that His loving fingerprints
 were all over my life back then.  
And then there are days like today, when it is easy to see
 His loving touches all over this writing trip.
Whatever the season, He promises to never leave us.
Not ever.
Today, His love touches are extraordinarily easy to visibly see, 

and for that, I am incredibly grateful. 
Look around today, His love touches are all over your life too.
Some seasons they might just be harder to see.
It all reminds me of this verse:
All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
Psalm 25:10

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