Where are your keys?

Sometimes I find my keys in my hand when I’m tearing through my purse or the house for the tenth time.

We’re such a busy society that what is plainly in our hands is often missed. A good reminder of how oblivious we are to the oh so quick passing of time – and how we often miss the important. The important – what is it? It’s knowing the Jesus who holds the keys to life and death – and it’s also about the little things: tiny toes, windy walks, friend lunches, hand holding.

Must be a way to make days less about beating the traffic and making the dollar – and more about the Key Holder and moments held in hearts. “Take hold of My instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.” (Proverbs 4:13 NLT)

Yay, there are instructions. All in one Book – and in our hearts if His Spirit resides there. And so many of them are about loving others – which takes us back to slowing down. One more hug, one more stroll, one more ice tea topped with laughter.

We’re heading into autumn – a changing of seasons signaling growth slowing down. Life has seasons as well and sometimes the autumn of life trumpets to our hearts: ‘slow down, you’re missing so much.’ Hearts may feel it, but souls have to live it. The faithfulness of God shows us the way: He’s never too busy for us – can’t wrap our head around His ever constant presence, but that doesn’t diminish it any.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 NIV)

God not only holds the key to life, but also to death. But death will not always be. For now, it comes to those on earth – for some an instant passage into the presence of Jesus. For some a fearsome journey of utter darkness. But now isn’t always – and someday, for God’s children, death is done away with. There will be no more separation of loved ones – no more languishing in hospitals, no more dread.

“I am the living one. I died, but look–I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” (Revelation 1:18 NLT) Time for us to slow down and love others into His forever.

8 Comments on “Where are your keys?

  1. As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death right now, I so depend upon God, My Husband, to be there, love me, hold me, catch my tears. He truly does hold the keys to my … EVERYTHING! Especially my heart! I will hold the picture of the key and the heart today. Bless you.


    • Father, thank you for holding this dear one so close to Your heart – thank you for giving her eternity – and may she walk in hope and trust all her days here…right into joy unendless. In Jesus’ Name, Amen Your site is beautiful and such a tribute to your Father in heaven. Blessings…


  2. Thank you for reminding me that Autumn is a time to slow down because in the world it is beginning to pick up speed with the holidays approaching. I need to be reminded where the real emphasis should be!


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