Although I don't frequent Facebook as often as I used to, I still check in from time to time and leave an update regarding my "status". The following "status" was posted yesterday:
"David Fisher found a "quiet" spot in a secluded (?) place to read a book this morning. Friends from Quebec came long. We chatted. Then a childhood friend and his wife just "happened" to be walking past. They joined in the conversation. Another couple I've known for 50 years approached. How many pages did I read? None! But I cherished the conversation!"
Often in our attempts to "get away" from people in our quest for solitude we find ourselves in the presence of those who God has "sent" to encourage us and lift our spirits during a difficult time. That was the case yesterday. I just wanted to be alone for an hour or two with a good book, never dreaming that I would be "found" by three Christian couples whom the Lord would use to bless me. Each one spoke of times in the past when I had encouraged them or ministered to them in a significant way.
The scriptures remind us that "the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord." (Psalm 37:23) When we aren't feeling very "good" ourselves He will direct the steps of other "good" people to intersect with ours.
Thank you Lord for Lloyd and Pamela, Gord and Lynda and Gord and Marg. You all quietly refreshed my spirit in my search for "quietness".
Thank you for posting this!!!!!! I needed to be reminded of this powerful scripture.ReplyDelete
Though off topic, This insight into the resurrection of Jesus Christ may interest you:ReplyDelete
The Center Of The Universe Is Life - General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and The Shroud Of Turin - video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3993426/
The End Of Christianity - Finding a Good God in an Evil World - Pg.31 -
Excerpt: "In mathematics there are two ways to go to infinity. One is to grow large without measure. The other is to form a fraction in which the denominator goes to zero. The Cross is a path of humility in which the infinite God becomes finite and then contracts to zero, only to resurrect and thereby unite a finite humanity within a newfound infinity."
Philippians 2: 5-11
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us of nature."
Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis
I'm glad I dropped by today.