Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rejoicing!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), quite often I discuss my comings and goings. 

Over the past few weeks, as I've mentioned, I've gone to join my friend L and her fella D at one of the legions on a Monday afternoon, here in Windsor.  Yesterday, was the same.

Upon entering, I paid the entrance fee and purchased my dinner card, signed in and went to my friends' favourite table.  To my surprise, they hadn't yet arrived.

Within minutes D arrived.  L joined us shortly after.

Once again, the music was wonderful.  And, so was dinner, later. 

Something happened there, that I was grateful for.

One couple approached me as I was seated, listening to the music.  Since others had approached me earlier, asking if I was going to sing again this time, and had told them that I wasn't, I thought possibly this was the reason they had, also.

Nope.  That wasn't it. 

The couple looked familiar, but I couldn't recall from where.  After all, even though I haven't worked over most of the past year, over the past 25+ years of selling real estate, I've met many people.

They let me know they had seen me at church on Sunday.  A smile came across my face, rather quickly.

Then, the wife asked if I sold real estate.  Of course, I replied I am a Realtor, even if I'm off work, at the moment.

She then, proceeded to remind me that both my now deceased husband Gordon and I had been at their home, many years ago.  It was when her husband had repaired one of my computers.

Ah!  I immediately recalled where they lived, for this was the only occasion when I took a computer for repair to someone's home, rather than to a shop.

Over the years, we've all aged.  I was surprised they recognized me.  But then, with mail-outs to them and others, people are reminded of me.

They asked me how I was doing.  After a short discussion, they offered to pray for me.  I thanked them and appreciated their caring Christian love.

Just as I did another fellow and his wife. 

This man is a fellow Realtor B, who saw me when he was up dancing with his wife, K.  We hadn't seen each other in a while, especially since I've been off work, sick.  But, we enjoyed some conversation, together.

At the end of our talking session, they offered to pray for healing for me.  For this, I was thankful.  And, in return, I agreed to pray for them, also.  After all, we all have need of prayer!

It gave me a chuckle to realize that in a room with about 90+ people, there were three (3) Realtors in attendance!  lol :)

Later, instead of driving home directly, I drove over to the rehabilitation (nursing home) centre, where I have been visiting a fellow who had a stroke several months ago.

As I was entering the hallway leading to his room, I ran into one of his family members.  Smiling, I was happy to see them!

Then, they began telling me all about the sale of the fellow's home and the details involved.

Immediately, I let the person know that I had known about the information they were relaying, long before ever coming to visit their relative.  And, I realized that they must have been thinking rather negatively about me.

The thought came to mind, that they must have been thinking the only reason I was visiting this man on a regular basis, was because they thought I was hoping to be able to list and sell his home.  A home, I already knew was sold and gone!

During my visit, I gently mentioned what had happened.  And, let him know I was rather hurt over what had occurred in the hallway with his relative.

After all, I had known this man's relative for many years.  And, was heart-broken that they would think such evilness of me.

I also let him know that I forgave the person, and when we prayed together, I prayed for many things, needs and people, including this person who had truly hurt me.

Being upset and filled with sorrow about this happening and other issues, including my health, I felt rather horrible as I drove home.  But, I was lifted up recalling some of God's Word. 

One such verse to help us be encouraged, is John 16:22, "And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you."

How grateful I am that God gave us His Word, the Bible!

Without it, and without Him, I do not know how anyone can make it through this horrible, evil world.  After all, Satan is the father of this world we live in.  And, he is the father of all, except those who belong to Jesus.

As I'm sure you're aware, we're living in a world being overcome by a group that calls themselves religious.  Yet many, instead of being filled with love for others, are showing hatred by murdering those who they consider infidels, while causing death and destruction throughout the world.

I believe that because I, and others, belong to Jesus, we will suffer more than the average unsaved person.  After all, Satan does not have to attack his own.  He will only attack those who belong to Jesus.

In any case, after reflecting upon God's love for His children and after recalling Bible verses, I was once again lifted up.  I praise God for this!  Thank you, Lord!

If you are reading LwL, and have never read God's Word, the Bible, I would suggest you do so.  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

Please begin reading in the book of John, and read to the end.

And, in case you do not already have salvation, may God bless you with it, and encourage you as your read and come to better understand Him, and our world.


Until next time...

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