13 January 2013


I can hear the steady pattering of raindrops hitting the tin roof of the front porch.

As I sit here recovering from a cold on this chilly, wet day, I have been spending this peaceful time reading, praying, listening to a sermon, and recording the Providences of God. He has blessed us with a new year in which to serve Him, as He sustains us day by day.


The sound of the rainfall brought to mind the faithful lovingkindness of our God – how He cares for us and provides for all of our needs, down to each little raindrop. In one of my readings I turned to The Lovingkindness of God from A.W. Pink’s “The Attributes of God” [PDF]. I found this passage to be both humbling and awe-inspiring:

“Marvelous it is that One so infinitely above us, so inconceivably glorious, so ineffably holy, should not only notice such worms of the earth, but also set His heart upon them, give His Son for them, send His Spirit to indwell them, and so bear with all their imperfections and waywardness as never to remove His lovingkindness from them.”

“The more occupied we are with God’s goodness, the more careful we will be about our obedience.”


May our love for Him and our awe of His faithful, preserving, life-giving hand compel us to evermore walk in obedience to His commands!

  1. 12 Responses to “When Lovingkindness Overwhelms”

  2. Christa on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Lovely words and pictures to start off my busy day. Thank you for your encouragement in the Lord.

    Still Waiting for snow in Tennessee…

  3. Louisa Singer on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Thank you! So beautiful, and great reminders! :)

  4. Alisha on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Incredible! Thanks for sharing. May the Lord bless your prayer abundantly above all that you ask.

  5. Ann on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Oh how we are loved, by Jesus our Lord,
    No longer a worm, but now royalty that was purchased by His blood.

    Gifted to share His love on earth with those we meet,
    Each day an adventure, each minute of our lives known by Him.

    Though there is rain in the day, we still have His peace and strength,
    Thank you for the reminder of who I am.

    You have rain, I have 2 feet of snow in my yard, spruce trees covered in fresh snow and all flowers asleep. Same Lord, one day we will meet.

    Blessings to you!

  6. Miss Antoinette on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    What a blessed, and refreshing read this afternoon!
    Thank you for sharing those little blessings, and pray you and your family are well.

    We are getting much rain here also, and am finding so much joy in the abundance of it that I have never before seen, and thank the Lord for not only giving us this water for nourishment, but His Living Water as well to nourish our souls.

    May God bless you dear as you seek to glorify Him!

    Your sister in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

    PS. And a Happy New Year!!! :)

  7. Bethany C. on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Thank you for sharing that quote, Emily Rose! I love that! What beautiful pictures you took. I love rainstorms, and the smell of the clean air afterwards.

  8. Purity Leigh on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    What a refreshing post to read. I hope the Lord blesses you and your family this new year! Thank you so much for sharing.
    In Christ,
    Purity Leigh

  9. Annie Hawthorne on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful post. :)

  10. Heather :) :) :) on Jan 14, 2013 said:

    This is so beautifully worded. Thank you for sharing this :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  11. Jeri Beth on Jan 15, 2013 said:

    Lovely, Emily Rose, and yes – very inspiring, awing, and humbling!

  12. Rachel on Jan 16, 2013 said:

    Oh, how lovely, Emily :) Great thoughts, great pictures, and great verses to ponder! I love your posts, and your blog very very much ::grin::

    Blessings in Him,



  13. Robin@All Things Heart and Home on Apr 7, 2013 said:

    a friend sent me this post and I should probably say God sent it…thank you for allowing Him to use you, I needed this dear one.

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