Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Work Wrought on a Wheel.....
How am I (we) making it these 17 months without Joel.....Ps. 68:28,Thy God hath commanded thy strength, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. One of the greatest comforts I receive from the Lord is the continual affirmation that this is "his work that he has wrought for us." Wrought has the idea of some work, ordained, planned. Being the recipient of this work that the Lord has wrought for us has been ever so difficult, but when I have truth to bring my mind and emotions to, there are moments of peace, hope and I can find a sense to move ahead. So this morning as that truth swept over my heart and washed it, I am finding strength to lean into this trial. I read this verse as well this morning, Jer.18:3, Then I went down to the potters house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. The Lord has something in mind, it is a work, his work, and he is turning the wheels. The next verse says, and the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter:so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. For a short time in one sense I was a potter for Joel, seeking to nourish, train, love him with my hands, I wanted to mold him, we had dreams and desires for his life, and it is like our time came to an end of molding his earthly clay so He, the Lord made Joel in to another vessel, a heavenly one this time, as it seemed good for the Master Potter to make it. Like I said, as the Lord gives these "stepping stones," of truth I get on it and look for the next. One other scripture gave me a "sort of answer" to trials we face, Ex.10 1-2, And the Lord said unto Moses, go in unto Pharoah: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these signs before him: And thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am the Lord. Someday, maybe this trial, this work that is being wrought for us in our Egypt, will be told to others in our family and maybe the Lord will use it to testify of who He is, so it is with that motivation I need to remain faithful. So today I find the truth of, this work is wrought on His wheel specifically designed for us.....
Terry's folks are coming for a visit on Friday through Monday, the guys want to do something "BIG," I do not know all that entails this adventure and plus weather permitting, we'll just have to see what they pull off!!! Danielle is fitting right in with helping and earning her keep. Her and Bethany fixed our meal last night and for the dessert they served Black Forest Crepes!!! She will be here until the 24th. For those that do not know her mom went to heaven a few weeks before Joel, she had brain cancer. We are seeking to minister and encourage her.
So our "thing " in the evenings now is Volley ball. Last night we had a BIG game. The Gellenbeck family, with their 8 crew, came over (they definitely played before) and we had a great time. Micah will not let us escape this adventure in the evenings. By the evening I was doing better from my "blank day."
Anna once again has taken breath taking pictures for her mother, I Love these pictures of Mercy and Josiah, I will be getting them framed and place them around the home. I am so thankful for her abilities, I am forever glad we have pictures of Joel of everyday that he was in the hospital and ones at home. I look at them often and just marvel that I am really his mommy!
Tomorrow, grocery day again!!!! This time everything will fit....in the van:) I need to go and begin menu preparations and lists for that so until later, blessings to each!!!!