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.
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