Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wow Wednesday is here, I have not wanted to take the Alabaster box down, I love that song, and every time I would think about the words it touched my heart yet again, I know God's wonderful infinite mercy does endure forever. I could tell you time after time that his mercy has touched us, and made circumstances different. Lets start off with some scripture today, Let go over to the Psalms, I think the Psalmist said it better than any other, so I am going to take our text today from Psalms.
Psalms 4:1 "Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer."
This particular verse really brings to mind a time when God sure helped me in a time of distress.
It was 3 am and the phone rang, it was one of my daughters calling from the hospital, she said Jack our youngest son, had been in a very bad car crash, that he was on life support and if we wanted to see him alive we better get there quickly. This was in Jacksonville, FL and we live in Southern Georgia, about an hour or so away. My husband and I were numb, we looked at each other, and just dropped to our knees, we prayed and asked God to help us through this time, we told God that he had given us our son, and it was up to him whether to keep him here, or take him to heaven, we left it like that. Then A sweet peace came over me, as we dressed and drove that hour away.
By the time we reached the hospital we were in full control or our emotions, God had taken over and given sweet mercy, a mercy and complete grace than none other can give. We found out where my son was, then proceeded to go to them, when we entered the room where they were; we heard talking, assuming it was my other children, as they all were gathered around my son's bed, and in the midst of the bed we seen our son, wide awake, talking to them, his head was all bandaged and he looked so very pale and small. We were utterly surprised, when he seen us he started to cry and said, I know God had his hand on me, and brought me out of this time of distress.
My husband said there is no doubt about that at all, you were in his hands totally, and he took care of you. Whew what a swwet relief, we thought we would be planning a funeral and here he was talking to us. For lack of time and space I will get to the really good part.
When his doctor came in, he looked at us, and told us, our son was a miracle, he had never seen a case like this where there was no brain damage. Thist was just one of God's miracles, then he proceeded to tell us, that Jack went through the car windshield, and flew about 300 feet in the air, he then landed in some bushes, they thought he had fled the scene, then finally they found him. He had over 1300 staples in his head, it sheared the top of his head almost off, and when the doctor was telling us this, I could just picture my lord's hand over my son's head, protecting his brains from damage, he also had a broken arm and left, it took much time for him to heal, and he never forgot that day he flew through the air, and then landed in the arms of God.
If you ever need help in any situation, put your faith and trust in God, he is worthy, and he is able to deliver you from even the hand of the Giant. Yes indeed, God's mercy endureth forever.
Have a very happy Wednesday, and thank God for his mercy.
Posted by Barbara at 9:11 AM