Last night, a friend visited us and asked the question, "Have you thanked God for the motorcycle wreck?" Yes, he was serious, because the next thing out of his mouth was, "Wonder what 'good' God is going to get out of this?" Well, today as my husband was praying with his swollen, purple, still full of stitches mouth, he thanked God for the wreck that almost took his life.
Then, we started to ponder and think of all that has happened this past week, looking for the good. Nurses had come into the room and stood as prayer had been offered up, we were told it certainly made people pray a lot this week (including us!), neighbors have called, sent cards, brought food....on and on. But, the 'good' that really came to me, was when people just stopped by, briefly, to say they cared and wanted to let us know. It reminded me of old times, when people took time out of their days to 'stop by' to check on someone or just visit for a spell. There was no phone calls and planning, just the caring hearts.
We have a friend that says: Men will say "hey, you want to go to get something to eat?" "Sure let's go!" and they are off. Women will say: "Hey, you want to go to get something to eat?" "Sure, what time and what are you going to wear? Are we going for Italian or Mexican?" Yes, he is being funny, but it is so true. We are so full of details, we don't pay attention to what really counts.
People that we have met at church, but didn't have 'time' to get to know them, have sat in our living room this week and prayed. What a blessing to get to know our brothers and sisters in Christ! Wouldn't it be awful to get to heaven and someone walks up to you and say, "I have seen you before, you went to the same church I did on earth". Sad!
Let me stop here to say 'Thank you' to all who have cared, whether it be a note on Facebook, mail, email and text, phone call or visit. We have been overwhelmed with kindness and love. We have not had to look far to see 'the good', for you all are it!! God is glorified through each word.....we are so touched.
If the wreck had not happened, yes we would have known we were loved, but you all have blessed us beyond measure!! We are not used to being on the receiving side of this, so we are greatly humbled.
We do thank you and Praise Him for being the Healer, The Great Physician, and The Great I Am that heard and answered prayers before they were even out of all our mouths. We thank Him for the motorcycle wreck....and being with Denny, but most of all....for the 'good', that He may be glorified even more.
Romans 8:28 (HCSB)28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hugging you all in my heart......