Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, admonishes us to never doubt God’s love or power. We’re told that wonders unfold constantly. The Bible refers to this as: “They go from strength to strength until each one appears before God in Zion.”
As I watched my mother dying from lung cancer, wonders unfolding became very clear to me. I hadn’t read God Calling yet, but looking back after I had read the book revealed the meaning and power, and promise of this message. I was pregnant with my third child, and had one just in school, and a toddler as well. Somehow, through the pain of the impending loss of my mother, the pain of watching her suffer, and the helplessness that was very real in the situation, God showed me wonders.
The wonders were the sound of my children’s laughter as they played. I felt the peace and comforting arms of God around me as I rocked my child to sleep at night. And I got to see the joy and pride in my mother’s eyes as she visited with her grandchildren. We spent some time every afternoon with her at the hospital. There were times I could feel God’s presence in the room. It was as if He was letting me know that He was with her and she would be with Him in peace and joy when she did pass. I had a dream about her about six weeks after she passed away. She opened her grave as if there were French doors, stepped out in a beautiful long dress, and went into a house. On one side of the room were all the people in our family that had passed away. I was on the other side of the room. I looked at her questioningly, and she smiled this gorgeous and brilliant smile, and shook her head as if to say, “don’t worry; I’m fine.” I knew in my heart that she was at home in Heaven, and safe and sound.
God never left either one of us during those months of her illness. I learned from that, never to doubt His love or His power. Adversity and suffering try to rob us of the wonders in the darknesses. But, it is those very wonders that strengthen us for the next battle, and cement our love, trust, and joy in our God. Whenever you find yourself in a dark place, look for a wonder. God puts them there just for us on just such occasions.
Love you from Café du Mondieu Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 24, 2019, 12:31 p.m.