I’m looking forward. 2009. It seems like a gaping abyss from just five days into the year. But, if the first few days are any indication, this will be quite a year.
Day 1-Family events took a decided turn for the worse. Danger crouched near and evil was given free reign. It could have been a horrible night but for the grace of God, who I believe is not willing to let Satan win the battle. The difference this time is definite action was taken. Tuesday will tell us more of the possible outcome. I’m praying for MIRACLES and that lives will not go back to the broken function of far too many years.
Day 2- I went to my first practice for Community Players. A new and nervous experience for me which I hope God will use. My character might turn out to be a quite a flirt, so I’m wondering how to witness through that. Then, I picked up my daughter from her first holiday trip to see family in California. I haven’t seen 2:00 a.m. on purpose for a VERY LONG TIME. She had a fabulous time. My niece was taken to emergency with kidney stones and will have surgery in the next couple of days to remove them.
Day 3-I got sick with nasty cold with a terrible headache and sore throat, both unusual for me. Felt drained, but managed to get Christmas decorations down. However, I slept through my first afternoon with my daughter home.
Day 4-Attempts are made of family situation from Day 1 to place pieces and lives back to familiar and over worn places, others are rightfully resisting. Another family member is getting a biopsy. Another niece is engaged and planning an August wedding. How exciting!
Day 5-It all makes me very aware of our need for the work Jesus willingly performed on our behalf. I am amazed at how patient God is and how many chances He allows. I can clearly see that He truly does not want anyone to perish. I am confident and hopeful that God is at work and this year we will see His miraculous work in our family.
THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation--whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock.
And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.