Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OH my.....{this is church}

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4… “God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
I have experienced REAL church, on the internet of all places!
On the shirt tails of my post of earlier today, (see the post before this one) what would seem a coincidental happenstance, I rambled through and read Beth Moore's post from last Friday...... Her words hit the spot:

"We were sitting in the waiting room and a rack was within arms reach offering all manner of brochure on various cancers. Melissa took one out after another and glanced over them, shaking her head. She looked up at me with that classic expression of hers and said, "Life is brutal, man."

I nodded.We both sat silently for just a moment. Then she said one of the most profound things I've ever heard.

"He knows it's scary to be us."

Yes, He does. Yes, He does.

He does NOT take the fact lightly that we go through medical tests to see if we have a raging cancer. He does NOT take lightly that some of you are secretly fearing that the monster has come back. He does NOT take lightly that some of you are going through the cancer treatments of your own children. I had to pause and put my hand over my mouth on that one. Holding back the tears.

Son of David, have mercy on us! You know it's scary to be us! It's almost too much here, Lord.

It's almost too much.

And the thunder crashes in the heavens and the earth grows dark in the middle of the afternoon and a man, beaten to a bloody pulp, cries from a cross between two thieves, "It is finished!"

And death is overcome.

One day, Sweet Darling. ONE DAY. We will trade that hem for the real Him and there will be no more sickness. No more death. No more sadness. We will all be healed. Bliss. BLISS. "

He knows it is scary to be us...TO love so much and life be so fragile, with an enemy raging to destroy! He has overcome! If you read the artcle, you must read the comments too....They are overwhelming in God speaking. Just too much.
May we all get to go home early - come quickly Lord Jesus.

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