Saturday, October 12, 2013

Only One!

Once again, I'll be discussing here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) what I've been up to, lately.

Wednesday, was another busy day for me.

It began with me doing what I normally do at home.  Then, I made my way to the library, as I usually do.

Afterwards, I drove to the downtown core area of Windsor, to a funeral home.  My friend Y's dad had died and visitation was taking place.

While visiting and giving condolences to Y and her family, together we sat and talked for a while.  I was shocked to realize that we had much in common, in some ways.  Ways that I was never aware of, previously.

Even so, it was rather upsetting to reflect upon the heartbreak I know she, her mom and other family members are experiencing.

If you can find it in your heart to pray for Y and her family members who are going through this time of grief, I would appreciate it.  And, I'm sure they would, also.  Thank you.  May God bless you!

Yes, it was an upsetting time for me.  After all, the date was October 9th.

The same date four (4) years ago, that I spent rather stressed, after being told the hospital was going to end my husbands life.  With or without my permission.

I'm never sure which date is more hurtful.  That day.  Or, the time around midnight, when they removed his life support... and died, about a half hour into the 10th of October.

A funny thing happened when I arrived at the funeral home.  A worker there, welcomed me with open arms, calling out my name.  And, hugged me.

I suppose I can say that it is due to the fact that he has seen me and gotten to know me a bit, during all the times I've attended visitations and funeral services!

In any case, I left there, and prayed God would help me through the next 24 hours or so.

I made my way to the rehab centre, where I visited a fellow who is there after having a stroke.  Unfortunately, he had surgery recently to have his gall bladder removed.

I'm praying that God will now provide him with the healing he needs.  And, I let him know that another friend of mine had spent time there, for the same reason.  In the card I left him, I mentioned the name of the treatments that helped my other friend walk, again.

If you believe in prayer, please pray for this fellow, who truly needs God to provide healing for him.  Thank you.  May God bless you!

When I thought about prayer, I thought about how God expects us to pray.  For everyone.

Just as He told us in 1 Timothy 2:1-5, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"

Some people think that we do not really need to pray for others.  Especially, since God already knows our need, even before we do.

However, I am not one of those people.  I believe we do need to pray for others.  Just as we just read in verse 1.

We don't need to just pray for ordinary people, but also for those who have authority over us!  Like our government officials.

God told us that this is good and acceptable to Him.  For there is one God.  Not several gods, like some religious groups teach and/or believe. 

There is only one God...Him.  And, one mediator between God and people.  Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Believe upon our Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31)!

Until next time...

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