Sunday, March 11, 2012

Holding Back Tears...

Several weeks ago, I meant to post this Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry.  It's with regards to a conversation I had with a man I met at Heritage Park Alliance Church (HPAC)'s senior's movie night.

This kind-hearted fellow, who had known my deceased husband Gordon, proceeded to tell me that they had both been hired by General Motors (GM) at the Transmission Plant, about the same time.  And, they had worked near each off and on other over the years, in several departments. 

B told me what a wonderful soul Gordon was.

As B explained that they would discuss the Bible, verses and even shared in Bible study from time-to-time, during lunch breaks.  He also let me know that both he and Gordon used to witness and give the gospel message to unbelievers they worked with.

It was all I could do to hold back tears.  Yet, it did my heart good to hear this from B.

Then, the movie began. 

Courageous, turned out to be one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.  Not only did it have a gut-wrenching, scary beginning that not only got your attention, but it drew you to want to see more, when the beginning trauma abruptly ended, with a happy ending.

Not wanting to give away the storyline, I will say that every dad should see this film.  Also, every mom, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter.  Everyone, needs to see this movie!

Seriously, I believe this is a film meant to encourage Godly men, to become the best dad's they can be.

It was a touching movie.  I understood why boxes of Kleenex had been placed at almost every table.  Truly, I believe almost everyone, saved or not saved, would be able to relate to this story. 

When the movie ended and the lights were once again turned on, the door prizes were drawn.  Nope; my name wasn't drawn.

By this time, tea and coffee were ready, as was dessert.  We each savoured a bowl of apple crisp, with ice-milk.  Well, actually, some of the men had seconds, because there was a lot left after everyone had been served.

Again, B spoke of Gordon.

By the time our group was saying goodnight, my new found friends were making sure I would join their group once again, next month.  I agreed, I would join them for their Italian celebration.

I wasn't sure if I should be happy or cry.  Truly, I was happy I had gained some new friends.  But, I was also sad, being reminded about Gordon. 

Melancholy, is the only way I can describe how I felt, for once again, I was holding back tears. 

On my way home, I couldn't hold back any longer.  Tears ran down my face, as I thought about Gordon and how much I miss him.

What can I say?  Life is hard.  But, God is good.  He helps me, daily.  For this, I am truly grateful.  And, grateful that Jesus loves me.

He loves you, too.  If you don't know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, there is no time like the present.  We aren't guaranteed tomorrow, so trust in Jesus, today.  You'll be glad you did.

Until next time...

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