May 20

Happy Monday. “The Christ of the galaxies is the Christ of your Mondays. You have a friend in high places.” –Max Lucado

How blessed I feel I am because I was enrolled in Sunday School at a very young age, therefore, exposed to eternal truths.

When I learned at about age four that “God is love” (1 John 4:8b), it didn’t impact me greatly, except I could recite it. Wow!

The first song I remember was “Jesus loves me, this I know.” Just a happy song to sing.

However, at age nine, at the end of my pastor’s sermon, I walked the aisle of my church. Dr. D. D. Sumrall, shook my hand and welcomed me into the “family of God.” The truths I had known in my head transferred to my heart.

Years came and went; schooling, marriage, children, life! Many times the melody faded, but the truth was always there.

There have been mountain tops along the way. There have been deep valleys, but if I stopped to listen, I could hear, “God is love.” “Jesus loves me, this I know.”

I haven’t always felt lovable! You know, the times when even the dog won’t lick your hand? Maybe you are there today.

By faith, I still know “Jesus loves me.”

This weekend was a happy time as I went with my daughter Becky and son-in-law Tim to Kingston, Oklahoma for their granddaughter’s high school graduation—my great granddaughter! (How did this happen?)

I am comforted to know that as Bethany leavers her pastor daddy and her sweet mom for college, she can, along with her generation, have the same truths—simple, yet so profound.

I am reminded of some of the most sane words I know, which were discovered on the walls of an asylum.medium_5653503758

“Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
And every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade.
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.”
What powerful thoughts for life.

But if I were asked, “What is the most profound truth to you?” I would have to say, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

32 thoughts on “May 20

  1. Thank you Mrs. Hyles, I can hear your sweet voice as I read these, and remember all the times I had the opportunity to hear you speak. God always knows what we need, and He used you again to remind me of a truth I needed today.
    Thank You!!!


  2. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH Mrs. Hyles for reminding us of this life-changing, life sustaining truth!!!! You are the greatest!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 love you too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sincerely, Jan Bingaman Romans 8:26-39


  3. Mrs. Hyles … thanks for the true north of our lives in Christ, we can get so loaded with the cares of this world that it is hard to see the beautiful rays of the Father’s Love refracting through the clouds around us with that promise of That Day …when all tears shall be wiped away. His love shines through you.


  4. Mrs. Hyles, Thanks for the reminder…Jesus Loves Me! Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life we tend to forget that’s all that matters. The only thing that should matter is that Jesus Loves Me!


  5. That was soooo beautiful Mrs Hyles! The fact that God loves ME keeps me going!! Thank you for the wonderful godly influence youve been in my life! Oh by the was so thrilling to see you via web cam at Liberty BC Durham giving your regards to Pastor & Mrs Cox! What a blessing theyve been too! I love you!!


  6. Hello Mrs. Hyles,

    I love getting to hear from you every week! I sure do love you and your husband! Miss him a lot think about him almost everyday. Oh my name is John Ramirez you don’t know me I would run into you some times at pastors school or at First Baptist of Hammond back in the day. I live in Redding Ca. and have been a member of Shasta Baptist Church for a very long time now. 🙂 Well as you can see I am not a writer like you. Lol.

    Thank you very much for your time!


  7. Mrs. Hyles, Great post for today! Every Monday my wife and I look forward to your post. It is such an encouragement to the both of us. “The Love of God” is my all time favorite.


  8. What a wonderful reminder with which to start a Monday! The simple truth that God love me is enough to carry me through whatever may come! Thank you for this reminder!


  9. Love, love, love that He is the Christ of our Mondays! Wonderful blog and wonderful encouragement as I begin a too busy day!


  10. So thankful and blessed by your Monday thoughts! It is so important to teach our children God’s Word when they are young! Your examples in today’s thoughts are proof that, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Pr. 22:6. There is comfort, wisdom and guidance in being able to recall God’s Word and songs which we have learned so long ago! Thank you for sharing your heart with us today!


  11. Mrs Hyles, What a breath of fresh air to have positive encouraging words to start the week. I feel like we are sitting side by side having a chat. I love that feeling!! And, I love you. Wishing you a great day and thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. 🙂


  12. What a beautiful reminder of God’s love for us. This is one of the best ways to start my Monday. The best is to read God’s word. Loved the pictures Becky posted of the 4 of you at your great-
    granddaughter’s graduation.


  13. Always nice to be reminded of such an important fact of life….that we are loved by one that matters most. Thanks for sharing such encouragement!


  14. Mrs. Hyles, What a beautiful way to express this great truth of the love God has for us! Thank you for posting this entry today and reminding me of God´s love.
    Tammie Gonzalez


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