If you were here, guess where I would take you?
So, I decided to record a special Advent Video Devotional For Your Soul on a trail I love to walk in the morning — and after hiking in a bit to my favorite oak tree to talk with you — it started raining! It was SO special. The video actually captured the first raindrops of the day. You can see them glimmering. And I believe it was God’s sweet presence blessing us that very moment. For just you and me (No one was on the trail then. Everyone had hurried down the mountain, as I was heading up!).
I didn’t care if I got wet, I missed you so much, I simply pressed “record”.
And if you’re encouraged by the video, please subscribe on Youtube and share the video with your friends. It encourages me to keep sharing my heart in this way.
So here it is — from my heart to yours. Thank you for all your support, prayers and kinship. With love, Bonnie
If You Prefer To Read Today’s Devotional…
Hi, this is Bonnie Gray and I’m saying hi to you from Northern California on a quiet trail I love to walk in the mornings.
Its’ the second week of Advent and I wanted to take a moment to share some words of reflection as we think about God’s love.
One thing about this trail is that even though I’ve walked it many times, it’s still unexpected. In fact, it’s starting to rain right now! Can you see the droplets or even hear it?
Well, I’m thinking about Mary and how she must have felt everyday ordinary, and yet, just like the trees standing still in the beauty, she has found that God is attentive to details.
God is attentive to you. And he chooses you and me — in the moments we least expect it.
Mary sure had a lot of questions — more than answers — and yet, she prayed,
“Let it be with me, just as you say.” Luke 1:38
I think behind that prayer is a belief that Mary whispered —
God as long as you love me, as long as you stay close to me,
then I will — let it be.
I will be.
I will be with you and you will be with me.
So, wherever you’re at, during this day — in your quietest moments — remember God loves you and He is attentive to you.
There’s also a verse that I love that I want to close out with, before it starts raining in a downpour. It’s from Psalm 18:35:
“Your right hand has held me up
and your gentleness has made me great.”
So whenever there’s a moment you feel the gentleness of God, his peace, his whispers of reassurance, remember that you are the greatest in that moment: You are beloved.
I hope you have a wonderful day and you’re able to stay dry — and even if you get wet — just remember.
You are loved and cherished. Just rest.
Okay, I’ll see you next time. Take care.
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You know how much I cherish hearing your thoughts.
This is a quiet place for you and me.