In Spirit.....And In Truth
Williamston Church of Christ

Astonished

ASTONISHED

You may have to be a certain age to remember one of my favorite "love" songs. Back in the 1980's Bette Midler came out with a song that has always touched my heart. The song's title is “You are the wind beneath my wings". After hearing the song on the radio I bought it as a gift for my wife. The words of the chorus are especially meaningful. Notice them, "Did you ever know that you're my hero, and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings. It might have appeared to go unnoticed, but I've got it all here in my heart. I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it; I would be nothing with out you."

I am continually astonished! I have many wonderful people in my life that are a constant encouragement to me and I hope I in some small way return the favor. There are times that my wing is broken and I am flapping around in circles on the ground then someone comes along and maybe unknown to you, you help me to fly again and I am astonished at you.Astonished that you care, astonished at God's love seen through you!

I am astonished when I think of what Christ has done for me! Go back and watch the movie, “the passion of Christ” once again if you dare, remember what he did for you and be astonished! Each day I try to make it a practice to say thank you to our God! Thank you for my life, for our world, for all that he has done and is doing for me! What I want you to understand is this: to someone else you may be the hand of God, reaching out and lifting them up and helping them to fly when they can no longer fly themselves.

The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages us regarding our relationships with these words in Hebrews 12:12-15: "Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fall of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled." (KJV)

Perhaps you can mark the path, lift up someone, look out after someone or at least let someone know how much you appreciate them being in your life. Just perhaps you can for someone, be “the wind beneath their wings” and they will be astonished that you care, and more importantly they will see Jesus through and in you!


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