Having just returned from yet another funeral, I'm forced to reflect ,
once again on the meaning of life...
The point of it all.
I know , deep in my heart, that God directs
and has plans for our lives...
but in the face of death,
I am forced to evaluate LIFE.
Not only mine but those of the people I love.
The ones I see day to day...the tired,struggling, lonely ones.
The forgotten and troubled ones.
The ones who endure emotional pain, physical difficulty, loss and abuse.
As I sat in this funeral I saw the generations of friends that have and are even now suffering these things.
It seemed my heart would burst from the pain of it all.
How could just this small group represent so much suffering and sadness?
This world has become so troublesome and sad at times.
Oh, I have hope- eternal peace and even joy.....
but the pain of this world is real
and if nothing else would make me seek God
and the promise of life eternal,
this pain and sadness would drive me to seek HIM.
I don't have any wise words or a big lesson~
just a heart full of mercy and compassion for all of those who are suffering.
I'm so glad that God has me in the palm of His hand-
He shelters me from the raging storm that is this world and the pain within it.
For thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
***If you saw me today and thought me unfriendly, you were right.
I wasn't fit to be around people-
In a day or so I'll feel a bit more like it but it sure seems to linger longer the older I get.
It just seems that I have so much to "think-out" and I can't think and function at the same time....:)
so, until a brighter day......
One of the songs that was played has been a favorite of mine for years-
it's called "PRESS ON" by Selah~
it wasn't avaialble to play here but I did put a couple by them that are dear to me as well.