Quiet day for us here. Jon did a funeral for a former inmate's mom and Shad went with him. When they were leaving I was talking to Shad and reminding him to stay right with his dad and behave. I thanked him for wanting to go to the funeral and asked him why he thought it was important to go. He said "so they can see how good I am" AFTER I finished laughing....I told him the importance of going to a funeral was to show support for the person's family. He came home and told me all about it. Jon said that Shad solemnly shook hands with everyone:) Who knows if Shad doesn't become a preacher:)
My friend Christy laid her husband to rest today. My mind was on her all day and I prayed for her throughout the day. I want to share her FB post
Though my heart is broken, I look toward the future with hope. Hope in Savior who hears me when I cry. Hope in the Christ who forgives all my sin. Hope in life eternal. And, hope in hearing the voice of my Steve as he yells my name when I near the end of my race on earth and cross that finish line into pearly gates of Heaven and walk on the streets of gold as together, we proclaim the only name that matters.....JESUS!
What an incredible faith filled post! That post encourages me more than anything I've read lately! Here she is facing a day in which she is to bury her husband, the father of her 5 children and yet she can write this...... she has had to walk through fire this week but yet she is holding onto to Jesus. She has chosen (and believe me it is a choice) not to charge God foolishly but rather to hold onto Him tightly. We will all face something like this in our life. We have the choice to hold to God through it or to lash out at God bitterly.... I've done both and I've learned there is nothing like the Everlasting Arms of our Savior wrapping around you at the moment you think you can't even breath any longer....
God is a good good God, life can be and will be hard at times but God is still good. I've tested Him and found it is true. He's a God you can trust even when your heart is breaking! I know He is and so does Christy.....how about you? Learn to trust God with your life. It's not always the easiest thing but nothing in this world is like the peace of God.
Christy sung at the funeral (she and Steve have always been musical) I saw the ending of her song, I hope someone posts the whole song. That was amazing to me! I'm so proud to have a friend who is clinging so close to the Lord at a time like this in her life! She encourages me to hold onto God tighter and to not give up..... I'm not really talking about not giving up about a miracle for Selah. I'm talking about not giving up my faith because we haven't had a miracle. She didn't get the miracle I'm sure they prayed for BUT she is still trusting God. She hasn't left God, she hasn't turned her back on Him just because He didn't hear her cry and restore her husband....she is looking forward to THAT day when all will be made right...all will be restored. That kind of faith, encourages my faith and I hope yours too!
Little sisters:) these kittens are so sweet & good. We are enjoying having them!