Count Your Blessings Month
“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.”
With that same spirit of faith we also believe
and therefore speak, because we know the one who
raised Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus
and present us with you in his presence.”
2 Corinthians 4:13-14(NIV)
We have times when we feel God’s presence with us. In times of intense sadness, of loss,
of great trial, He lets us become aware of His presence.
In 1998, my stepmother spent the spring and summer in and out of the hospital. Three times we received calls to go to the hospital because her condition had worsened. On Labor Day we took her to the hospital and heard a doctor tell us she might need to go to a nursing home to receive therapy to build up her strength. Three weeks and two days later, we lost her. As I went through the days after her death, I felt the prayers of my church family. Because of their prayers, I felt God’s presence.
I often experience times when a chorus comes to mind and stays with me a while. As I compose these words, I was led to check our mail box. I saw it was raining. As I sorted through the junk mail, I had a tune start to echo in my head. At first, I didn’t have anything but the tune. Then a few words came. But I feel blessed by the Lord when I have these moments.
Have you felt God’s presence in your daily life?