I would not be me if my life was without crazy happenings. They follow me around like bees to honey and I am plagued with unusual occurrences wether I desire them or not.
It is just the way it is.
I have made my peace with it.
Such a fabulous occurrence took place on my wedding day of all days. Dresses had been purchased, the flowers and tulle decorated the stage and candles were waiting to be lit by finely dressed young men. Every last detail was checked and the ceremony began. Beautiful music played, the mothers were ushered to their seats and the bridesmaids were led down the aisle to their spots. I stood in the back with my dad and we waited for the wedding march to begin. The doors opened and down the aisle I went. I stared at Mark and couldn’t believe what a handsome man I was about to marry.
You think I am about to say I tripped, right? That would be so me, but I didn’t. I made it to the front and met the Pastor and Mark with a big smile on my face. Dad gave me away and then some music started.
No, it was not a choir of angels.
My mom had written and recorded a song with which to surprise us. I heard her voice come over the loud speaker……“When I was twenty-three, God gave you to me, as my last child….”
and then the music abrubtly stopped.
The next voice we heard was from a man named Eugene in a southern twang from the sound booth in the balcony….
“We’ve lost it preacher” he drawled.
The ceremony proceeded and the moment for the rings arrived.
Mark got my ring out and to this day no one knows what happened, but the ring “fell” and was lost for a few moments under the rather large skirt of my wedding dress. Mark had to get on his hands and knees to retrieve it while I tried to move backwards without ripping my veil.
So many things have happened from then until now, but I use these two examples to draw your attention to the word “lost”. The music was lost and never heard again. The ring was found and placed on my finger.
In Luke 19 we read the account of Zacchaeus looking for Jesus. Jesus comes by and eats with him and then says one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible:
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 (KJV)
When sin entered into this world by Adam, we all became lost.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12
This verse speaks of the world as a whole and Jesus came to seek out ALL of us to save us. He didn’t over look anyone, and He didn’t choose only a few. He sought out the world and brought salvation.
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17
Why? Because there was no one else who could.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
That right there is how much God loves us.
We were lost and couldn’t be found except by the One who could redeem us and place our name in the Book of Life.
If He loved me that much BEFORE I was His child, how much more should that prove to me that now, as His child, He cares to listen and answer my prayers?
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.” Psalms 103:13
That word pitieth means to have compassion on.
Dwell on these thoughts based on His Word today.
- God loves you
- He provided salvation for you
- He cares about you
- He has compassion for you
You and your prayers do not go unnoticed.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,
P.S. I am feeling slightly better and appreciate your continued prayers until this passes.
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Today’s reading: Exodus 33 / I Kings 9-10 / Psalms 49 / Acts 25