Hope your all keeping well.
I decided to write a brief Blog while in Grafton with the folks. Firstly, this topic came about due to a few different things that have happened this week for me personally - main issue was the passing away of my Nan from cancer... this was a major thing for me to deal with.
In this entry i want to be 'real' & transparent with everyone about what this experience meant for me. This experience has been both challenging & confronting - but also a constant reminder that the only thing that matter is JESUS! It's all about Jesus.
I have been reminded throughout this week that 'things' happen while we are here on earth - we aren't immune to accidents, failures, imperfections or even death itself.... Yet. ;-)
I believe it's what we do when these bad things happen to us that is the defining point in our lives, the thing that makes us different. So do we just give up? throw in the towel? get depressed? ... OR do we make a CHOICE to rise above the situation/circumstance & not let it overcome us? The last is the one I believe God wants us to apply to our lives.
This is when I came to the answer that it is simply 'All about Jesus' - nothing else really matters in this world except Him & how we respond to Him.
Jesus is everything we ever need!
He is our Father - if we are fatherless.
He is a mother - when we are motherless.
He is our brother & sister - if we have no siblings.
He is our comfort - when we are troubled.
He is our peace - when our lives are in turmoil.
He is our joy - when we can't laugh.
He is our doctor - when we get sick.
He is our lover - when we are un-loved.
Jesus is everything YOU need!
Even though Nan has passed away I know that she is with Jesus - like the Scripture says: she is seated in heavenly places, far above all sickness & disease, principalities, rulers & powers, & now she has a glorified spirit-body; a body that is no longer subject to suffering, pain, weakness, disease, or cancer.
This is the one thing that has been my focus this last week when i was told she had gone home. Only this reality made the difference between me & a non-believer, the reality of Jesus in her life & the HOPE that this brings to us.
It' ALL about Jesus. I pray you are encouraged & can relate on some level to what i am trying to share. Let this encourage you to not be dis-couraged by your circumstance & situations that seem to oppose you, but to rise ABOVE them!
Dedicated to Nan -
Doreen Grebert (1930 - 2011)
In God's care...
Jesus Is Lord