Thursday, February 28, 2008

CONSIDER THE LILIES...

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:14-16


I can only use the scripture above to exclaim the goodness of our GOD through His dear Son. To know that we can BOLDLY come to the throne of GRACE! We need none other to intercede, but the Holy Spirit given to us who trust Him as our Lord and Saviour... we have direct access to the Father with our prayers and petitions of need. Oh, to know..that He knows me, is such a glorious thought. MY GOD...my Saviour, my helper, my comforter, my peace, my all in all.

He being touched...with the feelings of MY infirmities! Knowing the depths of my soul..how I thank Him that He has revealed Himself through His Word, that I might know Him more and more each day.

GOD who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power; when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high...
Hebrews 1:1-3


Each day of prayer I can confidently know that God has heard me. I must then yield my self to his will and know that he will do what is best for me.

I love the song that *Bryn Riplinger* has written called: A Broken Heart.
The words perfectly describe moments in our life when we realize we need and must surrender all to him for the glorious work he desires to do in our lives. Knowing that GOD's way is best and he makes no mistake.

*Bryn has penned the very words that have been held in my heart all these years. I find great comfort in her music, that truly glorifies GOD and brings the listener to admonition of the spirit and humble thanksgiving)

Another song: My Promises Never Fail: A reminder that the flowers never cease to bloom nor the sun or moon shine. God's creation telling us...never forget.

The rainbow in the sky! Continually since the days of Noah...still exist!

Our visits to the hospital once again became frequent road trips. We as a family would hop in our van; the children singing along the way filling our hearts with happiness. How I love my family. The simple sounds of voices with praise from these young hearts taught early from birth. The love of God. Little did they know, the comfort they brought to our hearts. Such pleasant children so loved by others as well.

II Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou has known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.


Some visits Stephen had not fared well at all. One time an infection had settled on his body and the nurses fought to keep it under control. Another, he required a blood transfusion in the middle of the night. Our social worker constantly kept in touch with us. She and I would have lengthy conversations and she would express to me that our lives as a family spoke a lot about our faith. The staff being impressed with our family and the behaviour of our children in a hospital setting and their apparent love for their little brother.

The children sang in his room the same sweet songs of Zion, sung on our way to visit. The nurses enjoyed the peace it brought not only to us, but those how could hear down the hallways.

Another visit...we arrived and Stephen was so peacefully sleeping, we didn't have the heart to wake him and so turned to return home after a few moments of silence with him. I felt so worthless that he didn't know I had been there. I struggled with not being able to be at his side. But, I knew he was in excellent care and above all the LORD was with him. I needed to attend to the other children and let their lives remain as normal as possible. With no family nearby and a few acquaintances, they needed the security of our presence. In their innocence they knew that Stephen was quite ill but, that he had good people watching over him and he was loved as much as they were. It was a comfort for them knowing Kathryn...a nurse.

Another token of God's goodness. A friend...a nurse, so that my children would not fear.

Madame S. met with us again and told us the Cardiologist wanted to do a catheter test and he will meet with us after the procedure results.

Consider The Lilies

Consider the lilies, they don't toil nor spin
But there's not a king with more splendor than them
Consider the sparrow, they don't plant nor sow
But they're fed by the Master
Who watches them grow

We have a heavenly Father above
With eyes full of mercy
And a heart full of love
He really cares when your head is bowed low
Consider the lilies and then you will know

May I introduce you
To this Friend of mine
Who hangs out the stars
And tells the sun when to shine
And kisses the flowers
Each morning with dew
But He's not too busy to care about you!

We have a heavenly Father above
With eyes full of mercy
And a heart full of love
He really cares when your head is bowed low
Consider the lilies and then you will know

This song is a favorite of my dear and closest friend who is a missionary to Papua New Guinea. When she and her husband come home on furlough, they usually sing this song and it brings tears to my eyes each time; knowing the hardships and heartaches she also has known. The GOD of all comfort brings us friends who have been partakers of His sufferings as well...and together our hearts are knit...to reach lost souls for Christ.

When I consider the lilies...or the sparrows...I know..my God cares for me.

3 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Praise the LORD! We have such a gracious Savior!

Daughter of the King said...

Another great post, wonderful scriptures and the song....
many things I needed to hear this morning.
Deby

Mrs.B said...

Hope,

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. I will now be on the look out for polka dotted straws! (o;

While looking at your profile I noticed that you listed Bryn Riplinger's music CD God Hath Done All Things Well as one of your favorites. It is mine as well! Have you received her newest CD yet? She's written half of the songs and they are excellent as well. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B