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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

God-With Us Always

After having three unusual days of not following my daily plans, I have relearned something. God was with me when I had to listen to the doctor's office give me my lab results. I got a couple of answers. That's what I had been seeking and praying for. God was with me when my husband decided to not keep an appointment to have surgically-implanted hardware removed from his ankle.

Yesterday, I went to a funeral of a lady from church. I knew her husband and son better than I knew her. I was going to support them. I turned in off the street, drove up the hill and saw the black hearse sitting under the car port roof. (It is an extension of the roof that allows cars to pull in and drop off their passengers.) When I saw this vehicle sitting there, something came over me- a sadness. I was reminded of John Donne's words.

No man is an island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the mainif a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.

John Donne (1622)

Devotions on Emergent Occasion (written 1623-1624)

God was with me when I had a headache most of yesterday after noon. He was with me when I tried to save some pictures e-mailed to me. I had the wrong kind of disk. Our son had bought the wrong kind. He had the right kind, but I didn't know of any of this. Jesus was with me when I couldn't get to sleep until 4:00 this morning. I found out at breakfast the headache is a side effect of one of those new pills and the sleeplessness is one for the second new medication.

God was with me when I realized I hadn't paid one of our monthly bills due a few days ago. Husband didn't react on that one (He had over something earlier.) The lady at that office wasn't too upset about it. She said she would have called us if they had gotten a cut-off message.

I am reminded almost daily of God telling us he will be with us "always, even until the end of the age. "I also remember Him saying, "I will never leave you nor foresake you."

I have never have been as conscious of this as I am now


2 comments:

  1. Great posts! I love them all. Just wanted to thank you for reading mine. I deeply appreciate it. I'll be back often. May the Lord bless you...Lynn

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  2. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    He's there no matter what we're going through. There's an old choir song coming to my mind:

    I don't know why Jesus loved me
    I don't know why He cared.
    I don't know why He sacrificed His life.
    Oh, but I'm glad, so glad He did.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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