Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday~God's Love

Luke 15:4-10
(4 ) What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

(5) And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
(6) And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
(7) I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
(8) Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
(9) And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
(10) Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

I am so thankful today for the love of God in my life and in my family's life. If you have read my past post from Sunday through yesterday, you will know a little more of what I am talking about.

It completely amazes me how much God loves us, longs for us to be a part of His family and the lengths He will go to for our lost loved ones.

My son, like many of your loved ones, is that little lost sheep. BUT, God has stopped what He is doing and is out looking for that one. He is working in their lives as we speak so that we will all be rejoicing when that one comes home, being carried safely in the Father's arms.

I am so thankful that God is able to look for more than "one" at a time. He doesn't have to wait until He brings mine back to the flock before He goes looking for yours.

Father God, I thank you today for loving my son so much that you would leave the rest of the flock to find Him. You have proven time and time again that your hand is on Brandon's life and you are working in him. Thank you that you loved him enough to make changes in the script on Sunday because you knew he would be there when no one else outside of our family knew this. I am longing for the day when I will be rejoicing with you as Brandon returns to the His fold. I am thanking you in advance for his safe return to you.

For more wonderful thankful hearts...visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. jennifer what a beautiful post.i need you to help me pray! when you get a chance check my blog!have a great day. blessings, faye

  2. I like your faith, I am sure God does too.
    Its not our situation that moves God but our faith in him ,that he is taking care of it.
    Elsie <><

  3. Jenn,

    What an awesome God we serve. Blessings to you today, my friend.

  4. "I am so thankful that God is able to look for more than "one" at a time. He doesn't have to wait until He brings mine back to the flock before He goes looking for yours." What a powerful truth! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on "one lost sheep." The truth is, we've all been that sheep!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. You've encouraged me today, too!

  5. I am hoping and praying that both our Brandon's find the Lord soon.

  6. Jennifer, prayers are going up and I, too, praise God for going back for him...He will never forsake Brandon and the restoration is just around the corner, I'm praying. Much love and looking so forward to the 22nd!!! Happy Thankful Thursday!

  7. Some wonderful reflections my friend.
    Big hugs to you today!!

  8. That is wonderful Jenn. I will be rejoicing with you when your son comes to the Father!


  9. Another wonderful post....Because I was once the one he left the flock for.......We serve an awesome Father..........

  10. Jenn,
    Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with the ladies here on TT this week! I stand amazed at the depth of your faith and your faithfulness. Happy TT! -Laurie

  11. Jennifer,

    We are still keeping Brandon in our prayers that God will return him to His flock in His timing and that you will all rejoice in the day that that will happen!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  12. Beautifully written, my friend! We do serve an Awesome God! PTL

    Hugs from TN

  13. That is such a wonderful blessing. Happy TT.

  14. A beautiful post! God is faithful!

    By the way...hope you don't mind, but I have tagged you over at my blog. No pressure if you choose not to participate.

    Would love to get to know you better...

  15. I am so thankful for how loving our God is.

  16. hi! Praise God that He can all take good care of HIS sheeps without leaving one..

    and Prasie Him for what He's doing to your son too!

    Be blessed!

  17. I fully embrace this message Sweet Jennifer for so many reasons. GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL!

    Your son are on my heart and in my prayers. Love you.


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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