Saturday, February 27, 2016

Skipped a Beat!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will share something with you that I actually wrote in January 2012. 

Yes, I have some entries written, that I have not yet shared with you.  Just so you know, I made a couple of changes to this article.  Even so, I hope you enjoy it.  Blessings...

There was a time when I worshipped at a friend's church, in addition to my own.  I had run into the Librarian of that church, who invited me to attend her church for a senior's meeting.  Well, Friday evening was the date!

The seniors group at that church, was having a movie night.  The purchase of my ticket, not only paid for the viewing of the film, but also for popcorn, beverages and dessert, too!

When I arrived at the church, I must tell you how shocked I was to see so many people in attendance.  There had to be about 100 people! 

In any case, I signed the back of my ticket, so that I was entered for a door prize draw.  Upon entering the actual room, tables were set up, with seven (7) chairs per table.

Before sitting down at a table, I enquired if the end seat was saved for anyone.  The reply was that the seat was available and I was welcome to sit, there.

Everyone else at the table had already obtained their popcorn and beverages.  They suggested I get mine, too.  So, I did.

Upon my return, I introduced myself to the three (3) couples I was sharing the table with.

P, the wife of the fellow B, seated on my right, commented that she thought my name sounded familiar. 

Everyone at the table knew I didn't worship at their church, but P said she thought she had heard my name mentioned or at least the name of someone who shared the same name, when she participated in a small group gathering.  Apparently, they were discussing a book.

Smiling, I let her know that indeed, I had authored Love Never Fails You... (link for info)  I let P know that her church had a copy in their library.  She confirmed that her small group had been discussing my book.

A minute or so later, P's husband B, asked me if I knew someone named Gord McKenzie.

My heart skipped a beat.  I took a deep breath and explained that before my husband died, his name was Gordon McKenzie.

Then, B asked if he had worked at General Motors Transmission Plant (GM).  I replied that he had.

B, proceeded to tell me how sorry he was to hear Gordon had died, explaining that he didn't find out about Gordon's death until a couple of weeks after his funeral.  I thanked him and let him know I understood.

Our conversation about Gordon didn't end, there.

I must admit, our discussions truly touched my heart.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Proverbs 27:9, "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

Words said to me were truly like ointment and perfume, for they rejoiced my heart.  And, the sweetness of the information given me about my now deceased husband Gordon... from his work friend, touched my heart.

At the time, I wanted to cry.  But, I didn't.

God gave me the strength to just be happy that Gordon had been cared about by some people.  But also, I was happy that he had influence on some people.

I know that to others, he spoke about our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, how people would become saved by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Yes, he knew everyone needed to know about gaining salvation.  He preached the gospel.

When he did, he knew he was being obedient to God.  After all, He told us to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.

For this, and hearing about it from others, I was truly thankful.  And, always will be.

Until next time...

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