Slowly I start to write thank you notes.
How do you begin to thank a community for this?
Words seem hard to come by.
There is a Memorial Fund, that should help students with a small piece of tuition,
for years to come.
There's a family account that has allowed us to; purchase a 2008 vehicle, pay down some overdue expenses do to the excessive flooding and lack of feed.
There are meals, cards, visits on the front and back porches.
All needing to be thanked.
What does God require of us?
How do we continue this journey on earth?
I struggle to know.
There seems to be this vicious pull to go back to routines.
I want to scream with all that is in me. .. that nothing is routine anymore.
There is one missing in my family.
The one who did not make it to his earthly home. .
But was called heavenward.
His bed empty at night.
Never to return.
So, what does God require of us?
He hath showed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Oh how I want to love mercy and walk humbly.
These are hard commands.
But God promises to walk with us.
Even in this, He is there.
So, each day I will put my faith in the LORD.
I will seek what He requires of me.
And I will walk this road with him.
It heals the sick
Comforts the weak
Breaks the proud
Raises the meek
In this life there are no guarantees...
I am broken. . .I hurt. . .I am worn. . .
Yet, I am loved.
I Corinthians 13
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.