Up To Know Good on Friday
January 26, 2007
Continued from Thursday.
As I saw my ride drive away, I walked through my apartment agitated. Previously, I had been stopped by police asking about Saturday night parties at our apartment complex. I assumed this was something similar as it had been noisy around my place the night before, and I was annoyed. True to the words of the woman at the station, the police officer arrived quickly. He came into the apartment, and we stood in the living room. Sara, he said soberly, I have bad news. Suddenly my irritation turned to fear.
Do Good - If you know of someone going through a difficult, life-altering interruption, take time today to send a card, call, or drop by for a chat. If you are going through challenging circumstances, ask God to give you an undeniable experience of His love and hope.
The officer continued. Joshua was killed in a ski accident yesterday. Joshua, my first husband, had left the day before for a ski weekend. Stunned for a moment, I couldnt take in this abrupt new reality. Killed? The word seared through me and in that moment everything changed. Sometimes the interruptions we experience are far beyond minor irritations - they are life-altering realities that shake us to the core. The good news is, God is never surprised by these interruptions. When our lives are turned upside down, He is there with countless ways to guide, comfort, and soothe us. Lets look for the assurance God is giving us when life itself is interrupted.
The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit - a wife who married young, only to be rejected, says your God; with deep compassion I will bring you back. Isaiah 54:6, 7. Read God's compassionate promise to Israel and each of us.
God, thank You for divinely interrupting the tragic moments of my life with Your comfort and love.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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