Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sadness & Good Pleasure...

There's something I decided to let you know about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Just so you know, I've lived in my apartment for about 11 1/2 years, now.  There's 299 units in the building.

When my now deceased husband was alive and had to retire early due to having a brain tumour, he got to know some people living in this apartment building.  However, since I was working, I didn't get to know many people.

Someone we both knew, moved out of the building, once he remarried.  But, after my husband died, I got to be friends with a few people.  All were married couples, except one (1) lady.  But, she died a few months ago. 

So even though I know a few people, we don't hang out like friends.  Especially, since most are married, and to me, they truly don't want to have a single person hang out with them.

In the past, there was a man who parked close to where I park.  We never saw each other often.  And, only said 'hello!', if we met up.  I didn't know his name, or what apartment he lived in.

But, since about February, we saw each other, often.  It seemed we parked at the same time, often.  So, this meant that we walked into our apartment building and used the elevators together, often.

One day, as we were both on the elevator, to leave the building, he spoke with me.  As we reached his vehicle, he let me know that he was Christian... and let me know I needed to gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

When this happened, I laughed.  And, let him know that it was good that he was trying to lead me, and probably other people, to Christ.  But, I also let him know that I had gained salvation quite a long time ago.  We talked.  And, laughed.

On Friday, March 29th, as I mentioned in the past, it would have been the wedding anniversary for me, had my now deceased husband been alive.  Yes, I felt sad.

However, on that day, I had to see my Chiropractor, again.  I had seen him a couple of days earlier, but had pain and needed to see him for treatment, again.

Afterwards, I had to make way to a new funeral home.  It is a funeral home I had never yet been to, but went there, because a friend of mine that I hadn't seen for a while, was having visitation and a funeral service for his dad, who had died.

Sigh...  It was a sad day for me, as I'm sure you can understand.

When I walked into the funeral home, I saw my friend talking with people beside the coffin where his dad was laid.  The coffin was closed.

As I went to make my way to speak with my friend, I saw someone.  He saw me.  Guess who it was?

Yes, it was that man that I had been speaking with over the past few weeks.

He was shocked.  And, he asked me why I was there.

I let him know that I was there to support my friend, whose dad had died.  He still looked shocked, and let me know he was surprised.

I asked him why he was there.  He let me know that the man who died, had been married to his sister, who had died about three (3) years ago.

Wow!  That was shocking to me!  This meant that my neighbour was the uncle of my friend whose dad had died. 

Even though I had known my friend for a long time, I hadn't attended his mom's funeral, because I wasn't able to attend, due to having had surgery.

While there, a couple other friends attended, and we spoke. 

Also, another couple attended that I knew and hadn't seen in about a year and a half.  And, I hadn't known why they would be there.  Apparently, they knew my friend's parents well, because they had all worshipped at the same church.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada... that closed up, as I mentioned in the past.

This couple, I had prayed for a long time, because her husband had cancer.  But, I praised God, for He had healed him and he was still cancer free.

She had actually had me on a prayer list, and prayed for me, and spoke with me on the phone off and on in the past.  But, we didn't know that we'd all be at that funeral.

What a blessing it was!  Especially, since we were all Christians!

This meant that we had a lot in common.

Thinking of that, made me think of Philippians 2:13, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."

Amen!  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

God has worked in us.  Not just both of us, but also in all of us! 

Yes, it was His good pleasure.  But, it was also a blessing to me!

For this, I thank God.  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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