Before I start, I need to tell you that this post is not quilt related, so if you came for quilts, I am sorry. It is a post I have been mulling over most of the day, and I hope I can express my thoughts as they have been in my head! This is more like a sermon today.
I had a journey to Adelaide today, 3 hours up the highway and back again, for appointments. I asked a friend if she wanted to come for the drive, and last night's message said yes. The message also asked me to bring some Christian CD's to play in the car, as she felt a need to be fed God's word. I found a few for the journey and we left about 7.30 this morning. It was a good trip and we listened to some music on the way. We were about an hour early for the 11.30 appointments, so decided to go in and wait, and read while we waited. It was a surprise when they called me in 15 minutes later for the first appointment. Then I waited a bit longer, and went for the second appt. And it was all over by 12 noon! Amazing. Time for lunch then, as I had fasted since 5am and was ready for food and drink.
On the way home we called into Murray Bridge, where I did some retreat supplies shopping, and we then went to visit my mum and dad. Therefore we were on the way home much earlier than had been expected. It was a lovely sunny day in the city, and quite warm as we headed for home. We played another CD, this time Hymns of Worship, titled How Great Thou Art. We turned up the volume, and sang loudly together the songs we knew, and hummed the ones we didn't! How awesome, and uplifting this was.
We were also watching the sky, and the variation in the clouds, and weather. We saw blue sky, and sunshine, clouds, and even a rainbow. When we were close to home, we went through a storm, with heavy rain, and hail. I slowed the car, and kept my eyes on the road.
And I realised how appropriate the weather conditions were, and how they reflected our journey through life. The good times, and the hard times. And the words we had been singing, just fitted so well.
......all the works thy hand hath made........thy power throughout the universe displayed.....
O what peace we often forfeit........because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.....
how deep the father's love for us.... how vast beyond all measure....
my hope is built on nothing less....on Christ the solid Rock I stand....all other ground is sinking sand...
I needed today, in the busyness of my life, to be reminded again to keep my eyes above. Our alleluia's were loud and heartfelt, as we tapped into that power.
And in the midst of all this musing I received a text from a friend whose day had been filled with anxious times, and asked for "one of my special prayers" for the situation. How timely that was, in the midst of our conversation!!
There endeth my sermon for today!!
Be back soon with quilting stuff.
Blessings, From Jude