These "inspirations"  have come as a result of my Lord's gentle teaching over the years and I am honored to share them with you. I pray that they may be a vessel through which God can touch your heart with a special blessing as you read and reflect prayerfully upon them.

May God be Glorified!

Jody R Goode

AKA the 'Hug Lady'

(Kisses, Kisses, Kisses, Hug!)

Guest Writer's Circle
Whispers of God



The day I met You was the day I met my very best forever friend.
     You shared with me Your wounds and every battle scar ~
          each one endured for me.

"Could I ever find a friend who would care more for me than Thee?"

My mirror showed to me
     the reflection of one whose heart had been renewed.    
          "Look, everyone, what my new Friend has done for me!"

Each day we walked and talked a little more.
     And with each step and word,
          I was drawn more closely to Your Heart.

"What a blessing it is for me to know You my dear Friend."

My mirror showed to me
     the reflection of one who now stood tall and strong.
          "Everyone, come meet my Friend and let Him be your Friend as well."

Our walks and talks found us at every battlefield
     where You had fought the good fight that saved my soul.
          The victory was won, but a battle rages on.
               You girded me with armor to protect me from attack.
                    Together we fought, side by side, until another day was done.

My mirror showed to me
     the reflection of a soldier, battle scarred and weary,
          yet proud to be counted in the ranks of an army fighting to protect.
               "Hey, everyone, come and join the ranks ~
                    together we shall be strong and able
                         to conquer all that waits for us,
                              especially with our Friend so closely by our sides!"

I can't thank You enough for being Who You are.
     Dear Friend, I am whom I've become
          because of Your selfless, caring Love
               that You have shown to me since that first day we met.

That day in my mirror and much to my surprise,
     the reflection looking back at me
          was that of my dear Friend ~ not mine!

My heart was humbled and as I wept,
     His tears rolled down my cheeks,
          and the cry of His own heart
               became the very cry of mine,

"Go therefore ~ for I am with you, always, to the end."


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