Many of you know I took a tumble last Sunday evening, and ended up in the hospital for a day, while the medical team sorted out if I had damaged my eye or if the broken occipital floor bone I fractured needed surgery. I am grateful to say that neither is the case! I am left feeling like God had His hand of protection on me throughout the entire situation.
However, my plan to go to Dallas to be with my older son for his back surgery was cancelled – there will be no airplane trips for me for several weeks. Not being able to do what I wanted, to be where I thought I was needed certainly, as the slang saying goes, “got my panties in a bunch!” I was upset. How could this have happened? I had it planned for weeks – my son needed me!
Through the ‘miracle’ of phone technology I was able to (mostly) be there. We were able to FaceTime each other, I prayed with him immediately before he went into surgery, I spoke with his nurses when I had questions, and I was able to see him and communicate. He is home, on the road to recovery.
The sermon this week...Brokenness to Joy…is the story of the birth of Jesus. How often do we find brokenness in our stories … and are we able to keep our faith in the goodness of God, are we able to have JOY in our life? Genesis 50.20 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. Isaiah 54.17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me.
Sometimes we must make the choice to not allow bitterness or anger to be our response to roadblocks in life, but trust in the unfailing love of the Creator God, Lord of our lives, and His Son, the Lord of Lords, the Great I AM. May His love and JOY surround each of you today, and this season.
With Prayers for All