I think there are weeks when God looks down from heaven and says to Himself, 'Hummm, I wonder how strong Jenny's faith is today?" After Monday I can only say it is by God's grace that I survived the emotion-filled few days. An accident caused a friend's dad to be rushed to Rochester. I pray for their family all will go well. Our bookkeeper in St. James was struck by a vehicle. Thank God she is OK! And while Rhonda is very sore and I am sure she was quite scared, she assured me she will be OK. Word was received Tuesday morning that Pat Krenz passed away. Another life that ended too soon.
Just when I thought Tuesday couldn't be as bad as Monday, Mom called and told me my Aunt Donna suffered a heart attack. Hopefully she will be able to have a stint put in place after she is stabilized.
At this time I looked up and actually said out loud, "Really! How much more do you think I can handle in two days time?" I placed my head in my hands and said a quiet prayer for all those in need of God's grace, mercy and healing. I also prayed for courage and strength for family members as they patiently wait for answers and healing for their loved ones.
Christmas should be a reminder to us of how we receive all the things we pray for. Christ, born a human baby in a humble stable, grew to suffer and die for our sins.
Each prayer I pray, I thank God for granting me His grace, love and the peace of knowing He is always with me. I just need to always rely on my faith. The same faith I've had since a child, and never let go of it. No matter what is happening in my life.
When life throws its worst at me, I cast my cares on Him and a quiet calm washes over me. God's presence is always there. When asking God for the petitions we pray, remember to give thanks for all the blessings we receive as well.
Thought for the week: He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. – Arab proverb.