There’s so much richness in truth — so much power in truth. Living truth is replete with strength, courage, joy and much more that’s beneficial. When love and truth are in partnership, nothing transcends that duo, which comes to us from the Master of love and truth, God, our Creator. The Lord grants us pure things that are beyond comparison with anything or anyone else. Love and truth are enormously vital. 1 John 3:18 – KJV My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

What pleasure we have in the gift of laughter. God knows that we sure need it. Hearty laughter releases and delights. Yes, our lives do need lightness; laughter is one way that we achieve it. There are levels of laughter, chuckles, robust forms, giggles, and cackling laughter. Indeed, we sometimes need to laugh. It sure adds benefits to our well being. Psalm 126:2 – KJV Then was our mouth filled with laughter, . . . Proverbs 17:22 – KJV A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

It’s by God’s design that roses have petals and thorns. Those flowers are some of the most beloved that we’re blessed to enjoy. The smell of roses is a nose filled treat. Yes, inhaling their richness is indeed scented pleasure. Roses remind of the beauties of life with thorns in the scenic view. The joys of life, though, transcend the thorns that accompany it. Rosy awareness, indeed. Song of Solomon 2:1 – KJV I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

The Rock of ages lives eternally. The Rock of ages pours forth love in abundance. The Rock of ages surrounds us with care. The Rock of ages teaches us with solid lessons. The Rock of ages sees all with awesome eyes of glory. The Rock of ages heals, delivers, and rescues. The Rock of ages is a strong hold. The Rock of ages does expansively beyond what we can ask or think. High and grateful praises to the Rock of Ages, the King of glory – Psalm 24:7. Psalm 28:1 – KJV Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; . . .

Have no fear; God is forever here. His “well” never runs dry. Our Lord always has timely plans and solutions. We read in 1 Kings 17:7 – KJV that the brook dried up. Yep, it sure did. But God didn’t dry up. He gave Elijah another means of sustenance. God always has means to supply. Rest assured that the answers are in God . . . . I Kings 17:7 – KJV And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, Philippians 4:11 – KJV Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Moments of awe occur when we receive comfort from our Lord. There is no signature style that’s comparable to how God renders comfort. We can visualize lying our heads on the shoulder of the Most High, and unloading our burdens with no misgivings about unreasonable judgments relative to our conditions. We can rest in the care of our Lord — confident that we’ll get the aid that satisfies our needs. Nothing is too hard for God, and that knowledge is among many comforts that provide solace from the Almighty. Psalm 71:21 – KJV Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. Jeremiah 31:13 – KJV . . . for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Sorrow came to our spaces but we know it’s a temp. Oh, what a relief to have that awareness. Sadness has a role in our journeys so we’re mindful that sorrow will fill its appointments, and that’s okay. How long will sadness stay? Our Lord holds the time card on that play. We nestle in the comfort of truth that sorrow is temporary, and won’t elevate to the status of permanence. Yes, grief has a place, but when we’re anchored in Christ, it can’t uproot our positions in righteous security, safety and calm. Psalm 42:5 – KJV Why art thou cast down, O my soul: and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Thirst for God is immensely pleasurable. Ah! How refreshing is it to quench our thirst for godliness? Our cups run over in gratifying measures. We can’t contain all of the lovely provisions that reward for righteousness. Yes, our thirsts are quenched as we live in company with Christ and the gospel truths that teach, admonish, encourage, and prove the well placed words in Bible content. We drink, in gratitude, the multiple flavors of biblically based answers. Ah! Matthew 5:6 – KJV Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Recently, I read about a 90-year-old registered nurse, Florence Rigney, our nation’s oldest working nurse. She continues on her job of caring for others. A video was posted honoring her and her long term service. Ms. Rigney was crowned, given a bouquet of flowers and had a letter read to her sent, in her honor, from the governor of the state of Washington. Wow! What an inspiration. Also, I read headlines about 103-year-old, Loren Wade, who waters plants at a Kansas Walmart. Stanislaw Kowalski, at 104 years old, ran a 100 meter race! Seniors are such treasures and often don’t receive sufficient love, honor and respect. Salutes and cheers extend to the elderly and how they inspire. Psalm 92:14 – KJV They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

Abundant admiration spreads to the countless volunteers who share their love and care worldwide. Scores of them sacrifice for the good of others. Their genuine smiles are adored and appreciated. Their loving hugs are medicinal to the lonely, bereft, and hopeless folks located all over this planet. Volunteers run the gamut from professionals, to housewives, children, the rich, the poor and the physically and mentally challenged. Yes, a variety of people types lovingly and cheerfully pitch in with their meaningful and often, sacrificial thoughts, words, and deeds. Many thanks for how volunteers enrich our great planet earth. God smiles and delights in love motions on vast and assorted levels. Luke 6:38 – KJV Give, and it shall be given unto you; . . .

We walk in the “garden” of wonders filled with the loveliness of our “views” of love, joy, peace, contentment and freedom. We “inhale” God’s promises with multiplied glee. This garden is replete with the enjoyment of righteous bliss. We linger as we inhale/exhale the countless beauties contained in this garden of variety. Weeds are observed. Wisely, we understand that they too have purposes. Nope, we don’t disdain them because our Master placed weeds here as contributors to our seeds and limbs of growth. The splendor far outweighs what the weeds accomplish. Yes, the richness contained in this place of precious wonder is filled with magnificence. Time spent in God’s garden is well worth it — indeed! Psalm 1:3 – KJV And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.