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The God of All Comfort~

November 4, 2016 — 1 Comment

old couple holding handsHer eyes were clouded and darkened with sadness.  She explained that her dad is in hospice care.  Apparently her mother and father have one of those increasingly rare relationships…after many, many years together, they are still very much in love.

Completely at a loss, she asked me what she could say to her mom to comfort her as she waits for the inevitable.  I asked if her father knows Jesus. Thankfully he does.

My answer was that sometimes there’s just nothing to say.

We’ve all been at a loss for words at one time or another.  Feeling that we had to say something, we blurted out words that should have been kept unspoken.

Many times, a listening ear is far more valuable than a talking mouth.  A quiet hug of Comfortersolace can greatly out value a noisy basket of platitudes.

Ongoing prayer for all involved to The Comforter will make a difference.  And though you may not say it, we who know Jesus KNOW that He has promised to never leave or forsake us…ever…even in the horrible times!  And He Always keeps His Word!  Gwen~

 

WHO TOUCHED ME?!

August 1, 2016 — Leave a comment

Have you ever been in a crowd that is toe to toe, shoulder to shoulder?  Then someone ask…WHO TOUCHED ME?  Really?

A man named Jairus came to Jesus for help because his daughter was dying.  On his way to help his daughter a crowd welcomed Him and almost crushed Him.

There was a woman that had been sick for a very long time and no one was able to help her.  She came up behind Jesus  and know if she could just and touch the  edge of his garment, she would be healed!  She just had to reach out!  Scripture tell us that she was instantly healed!

Then came the question??  “Who touched me?” “Jesus knew that someone had touched him and said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”  

Peter was amazed at such a question with all the people that were pressing in, but the woman being afraid came forward and fell at His feet admitting it was her.  She told all the people how she had touched his garment and was instantly heal “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in Peace.”

 

Lessons we can learn from this account in God’s word!    Luke 8:43-56, NIV.

  • We never really know who is standing in a crowd.  Someone who is desperate…looking for a friendly face.
  • We never fully appreciate the power of God until we see it!
  • We don’t always perceive what God perceives!

This woman left that day without the problem she came with!  Christ had given her Peace!  Are you looking for peace!  The same miracle working Jesus is passing by today…just declare your need for His help! Deb~

Oh, FYI:  Jesus healed Jairus daughter too!

 

 

Weary and Burdened…

November 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

Love Heart, as we celebrate this Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for all those that came before me and instilled in me a love for family and friends.  I know that the Holiday’s aren’t always easy, but know that there is a Savior who knows all.

Try taking the focus off of your situation and reach out to others in need.  It’s helped me through many a holiday! ~Debra

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 12:28-30, NIV)

Come to Jesus! ~Deb


I Come to the Garden

October 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

Where did our Savior go when troubled.  Where did He go for strength, courage, comfort, and peace.  To the Father!  When Christ was faced with the supreme sacrifice, His life, He spent hours in prayer seeking the fathers will.

 

“I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses

and the voice I hear falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tell me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever know.”

Who better to intercede for us than the one who has walked in our shoes!

Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy, Lord have Mercy on Us!  ~Deb

imageA good friend of my sons, and a young man I taught as a youth in Sunday School, was killed this week in a motorcycle accident.

We are all devastated, but we are comforted in knowing that Scott knew Jesus as his personal Savior, and we will see him again someday.

When we lose someone we love unexpectedly in a tragic, senseless accident, it’s always a reminder that we are not promised a tomorrow!

“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.  But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’S love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children- with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.  The LORD has established his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.”  Psalms 103: 15-19.

Love Heart, if this were your last day on this earth, do you know where you would spend eternity?  image

I pray that you will not wait another second in repenting of your sins (Romans 3:23), knowing God’s great love for you (Romans 5:8), accepting God’s gift (Romans 6:23) and confessing with your mouth…that He is Lord! (Romans 10:9-10)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Today, not Tomorrow~Debra