Wednesday, November 25, 2009
No one escapes this life without some bumps (or canyons) in the road.
We are assured of trouble...everyone, saved and unsaved alike.
Jesus tells us "in this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world." (John 16:33 NCV)
My sister and friend is in a battle right now.
She has fought for months; surgery, treatments, chemotherapy.
One would think she would look weary, defeated.
She has exploited this evil, this vicious blackness, slapping Satan's face with it, upgrading it for the glory of God.
She continually praises God for His healing, points others to the great Healer.
She chose to stay in the background before. Now, with joy and thanksgiving, she tells multitudes about His love and power.
There is something about her that cannot be explained with mere words.
Always beautiful, with flawless skin and a smile that could light up a room, she's different now.
She radiates the glory of God.
Is it God's peace?
Is it the innumerable prayers that are poured over her?
Is it simply joy from being safe under His wings?
Whatever it is, it is a privilege to observe; a wonder to share.
Happy are the people who know how to praise you. Lord, let them live in the light of your presence. Psalm 89:15 NCV