Not to say I will not cry more over my father's death and don't need more prayer, but today I woke up at the normal time and felt like making coffee, I felt like reading the daily readings from Exodus, I even felt like going to the car wash...my car is filthy, I stood there long enough in the cool breeze to get the outer most layer of dirt off the car.
The sun is out, Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, our usual Dove, Woodpecker, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Sparrows are at the feeders. I want to play hookie and plant delphinium, petunias, and pansies I bought last night. Burgundy petunias, light blue delphinium, light blue and dark blue pansies. May sound like a weird colour combination, but it's very pretty.
I feel so good today because I have been lifted up in prayer by friends, family, and complete strangers. I feel so good today because I know where my father is and he was secure knowing he was saved.
There will more tears...but there will be laughter as well. Scripture tells us:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
A cheerful heart is good medicine,but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.