Thursday, April 15, 2010

Home Again!

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. (Mark 5:19 KJV)

I might just as well feel as thankful as the man who was cleaned of devils. God has done great things for me!! And he has done great things for those who traveled with me this week. I was the youngest, not yet reaching my seventh decade, Mrs. H was the oldest, just having started her eighth. Truly Titus 2 aged women!

Yet she was the most agile!! I do wish you could have seen her climb into the back of the pickup and arrange our suitcases (both going and coming home.) Besides, her coal black hair (with only one or two white ones) speaks of her youthfulness. Her love of the Lord is evident in her caring ways for others. She’s the one who placed a needed bandage ‘just right’ and eased the pain. She was a blessing.

Our driver, Mrs. P, was awesome. Daylight or dark, rain or shine, two lanes or four – she took us from all the point A’s to the point B’s we had in mind. No map, just memory or following new directions. The cabin she provided was eleven miles out of Fredericksburg. Close to a mile up into some hills, nothing but some trees, donkeys, deer and barbed wire between us and the highway. At night, no lights besides ours broke the dark. She did a great job.

Our quiet lady, Mrs. B, is always a comfort to be around. Her soft-spoken response to our discussions, and well as our jokes, keep us focused. So often she brings us back to firm ground. We all know the painful, stressful situation she is facing with faith and confidence that instills the same in our own lives. Keep her in prayer, please, for the coming month as her life changes drastically.

And our prankster!! The other Mrs. H, who is full of practical jokes, bright colors, joyful hats and full of words that spill all over us, keeping us in stitches!! I didn’t know that four days could generate the number of suitcases and bags that she constantly rummaged through – yet she brought things we had forgotten, and appreciated having. She not only brought the First Aid kit, she was the one who needed it!!!

Now we’re home. Home sweet home. We’ve shared how great things the Lord hath done for us while we were away, and will continue to do so now that we’re back. Home, where we will continue to sing His praises and share the truth that we know.

… for thou art a gracious and merciful God. (Nehemiah 9:31 KJV)

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