My day started early this morning. 3:00 am early..... I got up and took my husband, son-in-law and another friend of ours to the airport 60 miles away. They left this morning headed to Nicaragua to finish a church that our church helped raise the funds to build and to have a dedication service. We had been to this same village last November and I was supposed to be part of this return trip. For reasons unknown, all the women who were to go on this trip backed out one by one, except me. I couldn't be the only woman on this trip, so I was unable to go and I was so sad this morning not to be a part of something that I know is going to be HUGE! Huge Worship, huge ministry, huge harvest. But I know for whatever reason, the Lord had different plans for this trip and He knows best.
So, Melissa and I headed back to Monroe to go see a movie and to go to Lifeway (my Favorite store). On the way, my youngest daughter called me to tell me that one of their childhood friends, Amber, had lost her 4 month old daughter to apparant crib death this morning. I couldn't even believe what I was hearing. I had held this precious child in my arms just a few months ago. I had seen the excitement on Amber and her husbands faces as they showed off their new, tiny daughter to me. My heart just broke for them and their families. My throat still has a lump in it. My eyes sting with tears.
Please pray for this young family as they have some very tough days ahead of them. Pray for peace and comfort. Pray for wisdom for those of us who will minister to them in the coming days.
I walked back in my house this evening with such a burden on my heart and such sadness in my soul. Then I looked at the bible verse that I have on my refrigerator.
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." (Proverbs 19:21)
Praise you Lord for your mercy and your grace. Thank you for your comfort and your peace. Minister to those hurting hearts tonight. Thank you that Your grace is sufficient.
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