Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Confessions on a VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD day!

This afternoon I went with my daughter and son-in-law (Jayme and Neal) to take their little 3-month old daughter (Ellie) to the doctor to follow up on an abnormal blood test when she was born. It has been a long 3 months waiting to find out if she has some horrible genetic trait that could cause all sorts of horrible things. All of us, and many others, have been in prayer about this since we found out the newborn test was abnormal.

Today the doctor (a specialist) tells us that she is a "silent carrier" as is one of her parents, and that she will live a perfectly normal life with no problems relating to this issue.


Now for the confession.

After parting from Jayme, Neal, and Ellie, I had to run some errands. The first stop was to check to see if my wedding ring had been repaired. It has been over 2 weeks ago that I left it at the jewelry store. Much to my disappointment, the ring was still not back. Apparently the jewelry store owner had not been pleased with the repair, and sent it back in again. After having voiced my disappointment to the clerk waiting on me, I reached into my purse for my keys. That's right. They weren't there. Not in my pockets either. Not even after looking everywhere again. So I said to the clerk (thinking about my disappointment in not having my wedding ring back), "Oh, great. My bad day, just got worse." The next thought came immediately on the heels of the first. What?! WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT can you possibly mean, bad day?????? And my spirit was in a heap at the feet of the Father asking for forgiveness. "What an ungrateful wretch I am!!! Forgive me, Father, and THANK YOU again for the wonderful news we received!"

After the clerk called security for me, I explained to her that I was indeed having a very good day! We all agreed that sometimes we lose perspective. I went on my way "rejoycing"! (And the security guard was able to unlock my van without any problems. Thank you again, God!)

Now, get this!! On the way home, after completing my other errands, a car went around me and the license plate read: BGR8FUL Mmmmm, MMmmmmm, MMMmmmm! How very humbling. I know God sent that car around me because I really intended to stop one more place, but it was getting so late, I decided to come on home. Had I done that one more errand, I wouldn't have seen that tag. "Oh, to Grace how great a debtor!" I am so glad He loves me still.

"Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen."
Jude 24-25 NLT


mh said...

What wonderful news about little Ellie...I know, waiting can be awful.

Isn't it comical how quickly we "move on" after such a blessing?

One minute, Elijah is calling down fire from Heaven...the next moment, he is sitting under a juniper tree...all depressed.

You have captured the "Elijah" in all of us...I love reading your blog.

Be Blessed,

Jayleigh said...

You're so right. It was a good day.

I get chills reading your blog, Joyce. It's amazing how distance and circumstance do not change that the Father's word is for each of us.

Praise Him!

jayme said...

maybe you are where I get my key keeping skills. :)