Friday, September 18, 2009

God meets us with outstretched hand

I had an ‘interesting’ birthday this week.

It started out great.

A warm birthday greeting and hug from my sweet fella.

A small gift, a token of his love.

A quiet morning, my walk, then getting ready to face the day.

Lunch time my guy came home with a bouquet of roses for me,

and a traditional 6 pieces of See’s candy I like.

I had my regular weekly appointment at 1 with my counselor, so left at 12:40 to that.

Normally this is about a 10 minute drive.

HOWEVER, today there was an accident on the way.

It took me a half hour to get 2 miles down the road!

Although I was praying that whoever was in the accident

and the workers on the scene would not be hurt severely,

I was still frustrated at the thought of being late.

I called my fella and asked him to call the counselor and

tell her what was happening and that I would be late.

After 45 minutes I finally arrived, and she had been watching for me,

waiting for me at the door. She knew what had happened, and

scurried out to meet me, arms outstretched,

wanting to know if I was OK.

She was ready to comfort me and listen.

Well, you know I wasn’t ok, and burst into tears while telling her.

At any point on my way there,

I could have given up getting to my counseling,

and just turned around and gone home

But I kept moving forward, towards help and comfort.

I was pondering this at my quiet time this morning,

and thought what a wonderful picture of our Lord this is.

He knows what has what has happened, every detail.

He knows what is ahead of us.

He knows His plan for us.

He knows our frustrations, our hurts, our hopes and our cares.

He knows how we are feeling, and He is waiting,

ready to meet us wherever we are, arms outstretched, ready to listen, to comfort, to help.

But we need to keep moving toward Him.

We have to be wiling to drop to our knees, humble ourselves,

quit trying to carry the burden by ourselves.

We need to completely surrender to His loving kindness and direction.

Thank you Lord, that you are right here, right now, every second of every day..

You are waiting and reaching out, ready to give me direction,

and to comfort me in the illness and aging of my parents.

Help me not to do anything on my own Lord,

but to to fall at your feet, pour out my heart to you,

receive your direction,

comfort and love,

and let the cleansing tears flow.

May your day be Blessed with His comfort and Love.

Barbara Jean

1 comment:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm glad you made it to your destiny ok...hugs ~lynne~