Sunday, March 13, 2011

God is Close...

Joshua's Texas A&M graduation

Joshua, Anna Joy, Jonathan as babies
Psalm 100:4-5 says" Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, praise His name! For the Lord is good;His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations."  Sarah Young's book Jesus Calling states, "Let thankfulness rule in your heart.  As you thank Me for blessings in your life, a marvelous thing happens.  It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of my glorious riches."  While being here in St. Louis, I have been reminded of a lot of blessings God has sent my way all through life.  Some blessings have been heartaches.  The Bible says that God is close to the broken heart and I think it is those times when we truly grow, learn and sense His presence.  I am thankful for those broken times.  It is hard to think of my children having to experience growth through heartache, pain and suffering.  Mrs. Sherry's son Josh is having a broken heart moment.  He was riding motorcycles with a new friend, and his friend was hit and killed instantly.  Josh was at his sweet Granny's bedside when she went to heaven.  He was holding his precious sister's hand when she saw Jesus.  He fought in Iraq when some of his fellow marine's died and now his friend's loss.  Please pray for his broken heart. P.S.  He's single and Godly...:)