Wednesday, July 12, 2017
This is a not too good picture of my daughter Stephie and I at Easter. She always looks lovely, but I think I look a little confused. I think it is what my day was all about today! Most of you know I was in North Carolina and flew home last night. Today was a catch up with reality kind of things. Things were moving rather smoothly until I took Stephie to a friend's house.
Her friend is relatively new to us so I went into the house to speak to her Grandmother. We were having a trivial conversation when I was just about to leave. She asked me if her Granddaughter had told me about her mother. I replied yes, she died of cancer two years ago, and her Father has never been in the picture. She then said, It has been really difficult for us since then, could you pray for us? That is when I was blown out of the water, the record player needle ripped across the record, my bubble burst, you know what I'm getting at.
I prayed because I can do that in my sleep, but when I left I cried! How often we go through our days, forgetting about those who are really struggling to keep themselves and their families together! There is a void in this family, but they know who to go to! They know that God is good, even when He doesn't do what they want. They still hold on to Him tight, because there is nowhere else to go. " Then Jesus said to the twelve, ' Do you also want to go away?' But Simon Peter said, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
All who know Him know that He heals, and wounds and loves all the time. The wound is to be healed, but with it comes compassion, caring and knowledge about what it is like to be in despair. It allows us to reach down to someone else when they can't look up. It allows us to say, "Come, I know it hurts, but we can trust Jesus." His strength wins out over heartache, and His love holds us close when we are able to open up again. Will you pray for this family?