Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Harvest of a Seed Planted
I’m compelled to quote a very dear friend of mine for today’s blog post. Nancy encourages me and loves me through her inspirational letters. There’s no doubt in my mind that God has brought her to me now, in this season of my life, where her support and friendship do me indefinable good. At the recent loss of my brother-in-law she wrote, in part:
I read a small devotional book (okay I 'try' to read it each morning before heading out into the world) and the words always give me comfort for the day's journey.
These words are one of today's readings. I just had to write one of today's Bible verses for you... "Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, you may be also. And you know the way where I am going." John 14:1-4
In March, 1996, the night my dad passed away from a heart attack, my dear husband said these words to me in the kitchen of our home. In my shock, Loren's sharing of his 'favorite' verse from his childhood Bible studies gave me comfort. This many years later, I am grateful for the comfort given to me. I have since wondered if Loren could have ever imagined, as a little boy memorizing verses for Sunday School, (I often use his old Bible and see his underlined words) that his future wife would cling to those WORDS and TRUTHS in a time of great discouragement and sadness.
There could have been no more perfect message to uplift me that day. Thank you, Nancy. I love you!