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This I Believe: Never Alone

This I Believe:  Never Alone

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Deuteronomy 31:6

 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. 

When I was a little girl, we shared the house in which we lived with an aunt, uncle, and three boy cousins, all older than I.  The house was not a two- flat, it was just a three bedroom house with a two-room full attic.  My aunt, uncle and cousins lived upstairs for the first six years of my life.  And, as you can imagine, during those years, I was never alone.  There were always other people around, and as far as I was concerned, it was wonderful.

 

But then, when I was in the first grade, my aunt and her brood moved across the street.  OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!  Relative quiet descended upon my life and it was very strange.  I was lonely, and apparently told my Mom I did not like being by myself.  And she, wise woman that she was, told me some story about God always being beside me.  I don’t remember her words, but the assurance that God is near began that day, and has remained, and I am grateful.  This I believe, that the Spirit of the living God is with us, protecting, loving and keeping us.  And it makes all of the difference in the world.  AMEN.

 

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