So much has been happening in my circle over this past week. My heart has been full, heavy, light, full of joy, full of sorrow, and yes, tired too.

I have been praying for those who are holding fast to the Cross and the Resurrected Christ as they stand at their daughter’s hospital bed trusting in Who God is and all He can do and is doing on behalf of their daughter.  It has been a humbling process to see them come together under the banner of Jehovah Rapha – The Lord Who Heals You. Praising God for each miracle that occurs and trusting Him is the setbacks.

My extended family is seeking the Banner of the God Who Comforts — JEHOVAH SHAMMAH (THE LORD IS THERE)  as they mourn the loss of their patriarch and father. He was a wonderful man, a treasure to all who met him, and a special man to his only daughter.  He will be missed by many.

I know of other families who are calling to gather under the banner of Jehovah Shalom as the strife and struggle within their home seems to tear down instead of build up.

The Lord is good – indeed, he is a fortress in time of distress, and he protects those who seek refuge in him (Nahum 1:7).

There are so many who have never experienced the comfort, healing, peace, joy, and restoration that comes from coming under the banner of our Jehovah — our God, the Holy One — Who can do all that only He can do.

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).

And through Him we can find courage, strength, hope, healing, restoration in our lives, marriages, families, relationships.

So, come. Come and gather under the banner of the Most High God Who longs to draw you close, hold you tight, and never let you go.  Because He loves you.

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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