Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Heartily...


Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know more about SONday!

After our worship service, we singers of the choir gathered together.  We were to quickly practice the music we were to sing at a special service at a Filipino Centre.

However, I didn't stay the whole time.  Nor, did I go and sing with the choir group.

Why?

Well, when we went to practice, I was told the music was changed.  While the rest of the group had sang that music in the past, I hadn't.

A couple sisters in the Lord told me I should accompany them and pretend to sing.  :)  :(

Knowing I wasn't feeling well physically, I decided this was not something I wanted to do.  So, instead I went home.

About an hour after I arrived home, I got a phone call from my now deceased husband Gordon's friend, B.  He had let me know previously that he would be travelling through Windsor, on his way into USA.  So, I kind of expected to hear from him at some point.  And, I did!

Within a short time after, B arrived and we talked.  And, talked.  And, talked.

He had let me know he didn't want to stay for dinner, so when it got to be dinner time, he decided to leave.  Partly due to the fact that he was actually having dinner with another friend and their family.

It was nice to see, B.  Even though it was heartbreaking to discuss some issues that happened to fellow workers of him and Gordon. 

You see, some more have died. 

Not from old age.  From cancer, and/or tumours, etc.  Just like many of their fellow workers had, in the past. 

Including Gordon.  And, the fellow who used to live in my apartment complex, who originally had Gordon call me and tell me to come get an application for the building, because for the first (1st) time in a few years, applications were being given out... only for that one (1) day.

Thinking of this, was upsetting, just as I said.  It even began to make me cry... just for a moment, or less.

However, to keep myself calm, I prayed and focused on our Lord.  For He is so very important.  Much more important than mankind.

This brought to mind, Colossians 3:23, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"

Whatever we do, we need to do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men.

That's why I prayed silently, and focused on our Lord... even while talking with B.

Let's face it, if we focus on men/mankind/people, it can truly be heartbreaking.  Especially, when discussing how many had died.  And, discussing what they died of.

But, by focusing on our Lord, it heals my heart.  And, helps me to be happy to do as God would have us do.

For this, I am grateful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord.


Until next time...

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