Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I haven't really said much about what I did over Easter weekend.
Some things I will discuss another day. But for now, I'll let you know that I celebrated in various ways, at various places.
As I mentioned previously, Good Friday would have been my wedding anniversary, had Gordon still been alive.
Even though I hardly slept through the night, I got up, got ready and went to worship. Not every church here in Windsor, has a worship service on Good Friday, but 'my' church does. So, off I went.
It had been quite a while since I worshipped there. So, many people and I reconnected.
As per my usual habit at this time of year, I made sure I gave sweet treats to all who I conversed with.
I know. Not everyone believes we should give Easter chocolate and other items, to celebrate with. But, I do. From the smiles on their faces, I'm sure everyone planned to enjoy the tiny chocolate eggs I handed them.
At the end of the service, I spoke with a friend for a while. Then, I proceeded to leave.
Hmmm... but, where was my cell phone?
Since I have had both surgeries over the last few months I have not been able to carry a purse, as per my surgeon's instructions. Consequently, I carry my cell phone and a wallet, in my pockets. Along with my keys, of course.
Several times, I retraced my steps. At one point, I even enquired at the hallway desk if anyone had turned in my cell phone. The answer was definitely... no.
Some people asked if I was sure I had it when I was in the sanctuary. I replied that I had definitely had it with me there, and had changed it from silent to the regular setting, before speaking with my friend.
Once again, I made my way back to where my friend and I had chatted. There it was! Not in the pew aisle, but under the pew itself.
I praised God! Thank You, Jesus!
For some reason, even though I had checked over the area several times, I had not seen my cell phone. Yet, God had led me there once again, and I saw it.
This reminded me of John 9:25, "He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see."
Before we come to Christ and are saved, we are literally blind.
We don't see the truth that God would have us know and see. When we trust in Jesus and become saved, He removes the scales and/or blinders from our eyes. We can then see God's truth.
On my way home, I stopped at the cemetary. I hadn't been there for such a long time.
Since it would have been our wedding anniversary, I visited Gordon's grave. And, placed a rose in the marker cup.
It breaks my heart that my life hasn't been what I desired it would be. But, God is in control. He alone knows the plans He has for us. And, I trust Him.
If you aren't yet trusting Jesus for your salvation, please come to Christ, today.
We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Gordon wasn't. I'm not guaranteed tomorrow. And, neither are you.
Until next time...
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Posted by Life with Lynnie at 7:33 AM
Labels: Bible Verses, Celebration, church, Easter, Family, God/Jesus, Gospel, Grief, Trust, Worship