Monday, December 26, 2011

Thought For The Day

Saturday afternoon at the Christmas Eve service, Joni and I were talking to a friend of ours, an older lady, and she was telling us of some of the hardships she had endured in her younger days. She wasn’t complaining or anything like that, we were just having a conversation. Then she said to me, “…but I don’t think I could survive without my sight, you’re a brave person.”
I thanked her for the compliment, but it got me thinking about things. I lost my sight and learned to live with that, as many others do, but what if I lost my family? I think that would be much harder to endure. I’m guessing that all those poor people who take their own lives are the ones who didn’t have the support of loved ones when times got tough. I feel very fortunate to have the strong family that I do, and very fortunate to have such a kind and loving Father in heaven who always knows just exactly what I need, even when I don’t know it myself.

Mark 3:35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” ESV

Psalms 70:5 "But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!" ESV

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