Last week, Tug was here. In this picture, he was still maturing (and it wasn't snowing). Now, he weighs in around 170 pounds.
Then this morning, I heard a message about John, "the disciple Jesus loved." Sometimes it sounded like maybe John was bragging, but this Bible teacher suggested that John merely identified himself as being loved by Jesus, just the way Jesus loves EACH of us.
What if I'd been praying that I become more aware that I am the one Jesus loves? What if I sought more to feel loved by God, to see the daily evidence in my life? Fortunately, all is not lost. This can be my prayer from here on out. After all, how can I love others if I don't fully appreciate God's love for me?
And in case you're wondering, February's focus is Joy. With this winter, Joy is needed!