Friday, May 3, 2013

A Good Reminder

My mom gets daily devotionals emailed to her every day by Aletha Hinthorn, who leads 'Come To The Fire' Christian Conferences around the country. They also happen to be friends and my mom has shared with Aletha over the years, about our family and what it was like when we first found out about Mr Boy's condition. Today's devotional from Aletha shared a little about our story from my mom's perspective. It is such a wonderful reminder of the Lord's sovereignty and mercy, even in times of great darkness. It was hard for us to see it then, and even sometimes our vision gets clouded when things get tough, but it truly is an incredible honor and blessing to be Mr Boys parents... an honor of which we are greatly unworthy.

What God Said to a Hurting Friend
by Aletha Hinthorn
Aletha Hinthorn
The night a friend in Florida was expecting to hear if her first grandbaby was a boy or girl, her daughter called to tell her that the ultrasound showed the baby is not a healthy baby.

She wrote, "Don and I cried and prayed with the kids and then we had our usual prayer time. We both were struggling not to lose it. I then walked down the hall to go to a bedroom where I go to pray. As I walked down the hall I was planning on bawling as soon as I shut the door!

"I walked through the door and before I could even sit down, the Lord said, 'You are seeing this all wrong. I am giving them an honor by sending them this baby.' With those words He also gave me such a great joy as I saw that it was true. I began praising and thanking Him instead of crying! I was amazed! It was definitely not what I was expecting! I have had some crying moments since then but that deep trust that He is really sending this for good is still there."

God can share His thoughts with those He knows will accept His will as perfect.

Thank You, Jesus, for the peace and joy that come when we acknowledge Your will to be good and perfect.

"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is" (Romans 12:2).

1 comment:

  1. We believe your little guy is a gift from God sent to be a witness that the God of all comfort brings just what is needed each day to you, to your extended family and the myriad of folk who read this blog that may not know that loving side of God. We see his name, "happy, blessed" being borne each day.
    Scott and Marie