Wednesday, February 20, 2008


"Call unto me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know". Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

"Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

My parents departed for their 50th wedding anniversary cruise three weeks ago. Since that time I have been able to email them, but not spoken with them on the phone. Albeit, we live on opposite coasts of the country I converse with them several times a week.

The phone rang and it was a call from my cousins and parents. My parents had disembarked the cruise ship for the day spending time with my dear cousins Craig and Sharon in New Zealand and called from their home. What a joy to hear the voice of my mother and father on the other line and converse with them. I told my dear mother that I felt like crying it was so good to hear her voice. Speaking with them for that short time was extremely special and heart warming and was just what I needed until the next time they reach shore.

If a conversation with another human being can bring so much joy and satisfaction how much joy and knowledge can be obtained conversing with the Lord?
As I hung up the phone from speaking with my parents I thought how thankful I was that I was home and available to take the call and didn't miss them before they went back to sea. It was at that moment that the Lord spoke to me and said, "Caroline, I am always here for your calls and love you all the time". What a welling of peace we have knowing that our Savior is accessible at any moment to hear the joys of our day, our struggles and our sorrows.


Lord, thank you for being our Abba. Thank you for loving us all the time and being available to teach us. I am sorry for the times that I have not given you the priority that You deserve or expressed my thankfulness and appreciation for all You have done and continue to do in my life. I love you Lord.


1. Have you spent time in prayer today conversing with your Heavenly Father? Are you making yourself available to Him for conversation?

2. As you review your life over the past few weeks/months have you been in communication with the Lord or do you relate more to being out at sea and not having an open line of communication? If it is the later I want to encourage you to disembark the ship you are currently sailing and come back to the land to be in relationship with the Lord.

3. Take time to read Matthew 6:5-14. Focus on verses 9-13 and read the Lord's prayer aloud.


Mark 11:22-24 Read the words of Jesus and claim them today!

*The photograph was taken on Saturday, February 16 of my Dad conversing with me on the phone and emailed to me by my cousin. I was able to view the photo on the computer while speaking with Dad!