“Praise the Lord, for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love.” Psalm 31.21a
As I sit here this morning in quiet time I find myself with a longing deep in my soul to bring to light all the ways that God has met me. His provision. His Love. His kisses from heaven. Heaven’s grace: the simple gifts God uses to whisper to us, “You are loved, you are special. You are Mine!” These blessings often wrap themselves in the simple and ordinary, but they are love gifts just the same. We see them in a spectacular sunset, the warm touch of a friend, a loved one’s whisper, “God put you on my mind and I prayed for you today.” Sometimes these kisses come in disguise.
Sometimes the “kisses” we experienced haven’t always seemed like His whispers of love in our lives; when a child seemingly derailed his or her life with one poor decision, when a family member had serious medical issues, when a friend was broken and hurting and there couldn’t be there to comfort them, or a myriad of other things. But through it all I have seen God bring beauty from the ashes in ways I never dreamed possible and blessing upon blessing. I have been overwhelmed by His love as I pause to look back. Take some time today to reflect on how you have been “kissed” this past year by God.