As I discussed yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I was happy to have been invited to share Christmas dinner, with my daughter, P and her family.
Leaving my apartment on Christmas day, to go to P's home, wasn't easy.
I had a cart to use. Even so, the volume of gifts I was taking with me, was far too many for the size of the cart!
You see, in addition to transporting P and family's gifts, I also had to transport my daughter B's and her family's! All except her eldest son T's; as I mentioned yesterday, I saw him on Christmas Eve and gave him and his girlfriend their gifts.
As I entered the elevator, some of the gifts that were in bags and not wrapped, fell out. All over the hall and elevator!
I praise God there was a lady on the elevator, who helped me. She made sure the elevator door remained open, while I bent, lifted and repacked the gifts. I thanked her, and prayed God would bless her.
As I went to exit the elevator at the main level, the same thing happened, again. It seemed like an instant replay, almost!
Be still my heart! Once again, I thanked her for assisting me, by keeping the elevator door open while I gathered up and repacked the gifts, again!
Of course, I had to make my way to my van, which I had earlier moved to the front door entrance area. And, had to transfer everything from the cart, into my vehicle.
Believe it or not, it ended up taking me close to a half (1/2) hour, to get all of this done!
By the time, I got myself settled into my driver's seat, I was exhausted. Truly, exhausted!
So, I took a second to pray.
Afterwards, I took a deep breath and began my trip across town. I thanked my Lord, for helping me.
Just as God told us He would, in Psalm 121, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."
Yes, my help comes from the Lord. My Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He helped me do what was difficult for me to do, considering I have only begun recently bending, lifting and stretching. After being told by every surgeon I've seen, to not do this.
He's with me, always. For this, I am truly thankful!
He protects me. He provides for me. And, He helps me, daily.
And, He always will. Just as Psalm 121 tells us.
For this, I praise God! Hallelujah!
Why does He do this for me?
He does this for me, because I belong to Him.
He's made so many promises to us, His children. I thank Him, for this!
Do you belong to Him?
Do you read His word, the Bible?
If not, I would suggest you begin reading in the New Testament portion of the Bible. There you will see and read for yourself, the truth of His Word.
And, you'll realize your need for salvation. And, how to obtain it... by believing upon the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Please know, I pray for you! And, always will.
Until next time...
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