It has been one year, and more, since my last post. Much has occurred during that time, the most significant of which was the lengthy illness, (and my involvement as one of the caregivers), followed by the homegoing of my dear sister just one year ago, on 12/31/15. The grieving process has been just that….a process. Yet, as one year of “firsts” is now over, I venture out and resume posting on this blog, GodsWordToUs.
As with most things in life, change is inevitable. I say “most” because of one exception: GOD NEVER CHANGES, nor does HIS HOLY WORD. For that I am most, most grateful!! As I, now, resume sharing what God laid on my heart many years ago, I pray for wisdom, direction and guidance in proceeding on this journey, which I expect will include change, as well. It is simply God and me, at this point in this venture, a partnership that stretches me in more ways than I realize, emphasizing my need, and the truth of John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for “without Me you can do nothing.” (NKJV) (Italics, mine). Truly it is a 99.99…% to …0.00* % partnership. (99.99…% God to ..0.00*% me.)
So, as I embark anew, I am reminded of a phrase by a former pastor of mine regarding his skiing success. It went something like this: Although my skill did not reflect much talent, I mastered getting up better than anyone else! 😊
Now, as I brush off my dusty knees, I would like to begin this new phase of the website, GodsWordToUs, by sharing a poem my sister was inspired to write during the early stages of her illness, four years ago. She graciously gave me her permission, then, to share her poem, wanting to be “open to how the Lord would use it for His glory.”
My sister’s child-like faith, trust, and intimacy with Our Lord has been an inspiration to all of us, then, and now. My prayer is that it will draw you closer to Him, as well.