Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Special Celebration!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that I was going to celebrate my grandson N's birthday.

It almost didn't work out that way. 

You see, on Monday morning, I awoke feeling rather sick, with a terrible headache.  Then yesterday, I awoke not just with a headache, but also much body pain.

Not just in my gut.  But, every area of my body that has been injured in the past.  And, every joint in my body hurt, as well.

My first thought was... am I coming down with something that I may have picked up from someone contagious a few days ago, when I sat in the hospital's emergency room (ER) waiting room?

Within a couple of hours, I was feeling somewhat improved.  Although I still had pain.

My friend A, who had driven me to the hospital last Friday, so I could have my ABSCESS drained, came to visit me.

We had a wonderful visit and prayer time, together.  I must thank her for bringing me a gift of some food.  Thank you, A!  May God bless you, my friend.

My substitute nurse arrived, just as A was leaving.  What great timing!

She was a lovely lady.  It didn't take long for me to find out that like me, she was a born-again Christian.  Praise God!

As she unpacked me, cleaned my wound area and repacked me, we conversed, together.  Well, except when I cried out in pain.  Yes, the packing was painful, once again.

Afterwards, she was updating my health records and we began to chat.  She told me where she worshipped, and I let her know where I worship. 

After our short discussion, she prayed for me.  Hallelujah! 

When I prayed, I included her in my prayer.  May God bless her!

She let me know that whenever my regular nurse cannot see me, she would like to come and help me.  I agreed.  Absolutely!

Since I was feeling somewhat improved, I called my daughter P and let her know I felt improved enough to join in the birthday dinner with my grandson, N.

N is not P's son.  He's my daughter B's son. 

However, he's been staying with his aunt and her family for a while now.  So, that's where we celebrated his birthday.

You see, N went to live in Ottawa last year, with his dad.  Just before Christmas, he returned to Windsor, for a visit.  And, he's still here.

Since I may not be able to see him much longer, and may not be able to celebrate next year's birthday with him, I truly wanted to do so, yesterday.

Around Christmas time, we all thought N wouldn't be here in Windsor, for his birthday.  So, at that time, I gave him his birthday gift.

However, knowing he was still here and it was his birthday, I didn't want him to not have something to unwrap.

The gift I gave him yesterday included a copy of the New Testament Bible

I wasn't sure if he would like that.  But, to my surprise, he was happy!

While I was surprised, a Bible verse came to my mind. 

Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

When he and his other siblings were younger, I used to always talk about Jesus to them.  His mom sometimes took them to church, too.

As a younger teenager, he seemed to not want to even discuss our Lord.  I believe this may have been due to the family problems that were affecting his life.

Even so, I can see now, that those seeds others and I planted for Christ, God watered.

When I was able to drive, before I had my latest surgery, N had actually attended Bible study with me, at my church.  This made me happy.

But, when I saw his reaction to the New Testament Bible, my heart skipped a beat!

In the past, I had given him a Bible.  However, with his life changing so much, he told me he didn't know where it was.

He kept telling me how grateful he was for it.  And, confirmed to me that he should read the New Testament portion of the Bible first, since it relates to Christianity and our salvation.

I must admit, I could not have been happier. 

After all, I pray for all my family members!  And, here was a special time for me.  God showed me the results of my labour, and the labour of others.

I praised God, silently and aloud.  Not just at the birthday celebration for N.  But, also all night long.

Thank you, Lord!

Until next time...

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