I Have Helped You

Sometimes in life we need stepping stones. We need a strong community to guide us and a cloud of witnesses who have gone before us. Today’s reading from 2 Corinthians 6 reminds us that our hope in God’s grace is not in vain. God says: At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you. Some days we see Divine Intervention unfold through a person or a group of people. I have surely witnessed this lately.

Friends provided both lunch and supper this day. I had good visits with each of the generous folks. I realize I miss the social aspect of my life as I continue to reign in my boundaries. Paul continues his discourse in 2 Corinthians by saying we should put no obstacle in anyone’s way. If God is helping, we should not place hurdles for people to jump over. I have been blessed with stepping stones to grace and health. As I chatted at the end of my day with a dear and long time friend, I felt that tug of the heart that shows one is home. No pretenses were needed, no walls up, and no need to protect my energy levels. Ten minutes magically turned into two hours and I was sad to see him go. Seeing God in all things gives a lens to see the Divine in the ordinary, the blessings in the moment.

How does God help you? Do you recognize the face of God in those who reach out to assist you?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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