Today we had my cousins memorial service at our church. I was sitting there thinking never have I been to a family members funeral. I still have my grandparents and everything. Never have I sat in the "Reserved for Family" two front rows. Never have I ever helped organize and plan a funeral. I have never sat with my entire family and our family friends at a funeral. I can't remember ever seeing my grandma cry. It was hard initially walking in but then as the service unfolded and people spoke from their hearts and Pastor Scott shared from the word; I thought to myself,"God is in control. He has a perfect will and plan and he loves each one of these people sitting here today."
And at the moment someone raised their hand at Pastor Scott's offer to pray and ask Jesus to be their personal savior and as people were coming up to me at the luncheon afterwards asking me about attending the church I was very thankful.Thankful that even in the midst of my families loss and hurt that my God, my savior stayed true to form and is transforming lives and working behind the scenes to call people to Himself so that none should perish.
I am working to memorize scripture so that it is hidden in my heart and I can stand firm on God's word. My verse for this week; The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22