Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering

    There's a worship song that plays to my heart this Memorial Day. It's main phrase is "Remember your people, remember your promise . . . Your grace is enough . . ." After all, this day isn't meant just for picnics and gardening, it's a day to remember our loved ones and the struggles God has brought us through as a nation. God uses memorials to reinforce these lessons of grace to me.
     His words are precious light and life. They give me strength, carry me when I'm not moving, and make me thankful that God is Who He is: He's in control, He's love, He's goodness, He's mercy.

     I like saying that in a drawn out way: He IS in control . . . He is LOVE . . . HE is goodness, He IS mercy. And He is so much more, like Truth, and Life and Power . . . Each word is true, each emphasis is true no matter where I place the emphasis.
    
     These words give me a fresh perspective. In years past I've shed some tears at the cemetery during this weekend. Today, I might shed some because I cannot go to the cemetary, it's over 600 miles away. But God's grace is more than enough. And when we sing songs of asking Him to remember, we remember he never forgets.
    
     He remembers you, too. He's in control of your life, He loves you, He has mercy and goodness in His plan for you. His grace is enough. I pray God will work these truths into your heart today.
ferree

3 comments:

  1. That would be hard not being close enough to visit the cemetery when you feel the need, Ferree. May you feel God's arms around you as you shed those tears. Thank you sincerely for this blog, the FB groups, and for the wonderful book.....all sweet-smelling aromas flowing heavenward.

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  2. "He IS in control . . . He is LOVE . . . HE is goodness, He IS mercy. And He is so much more, like Truth, and Life and Power."

    I love those words, Ferree! If I did not know He was in control, how scary my world would be especially as a widow. On top of that He is unfailing love, goodness, and mercy; so I can relish in His control in my life. He also is the only source of Truth, real Life and resurrection power! Wow!

    My husband is buried near by, but my Dad is buried about 500 miles away.

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  3. I love these words too Ferree and Sharon! I could read this many times and those words will continue to stand out so strongly.

    "He IS in control . . . He is LOVE . . . HE is goodness, He IS mercy. And He is so much more, like Truth, and Life and Power."

    My husband is also around 600 miles away which makes it difficult to visit.

    Like you said...you would go and cry or you will cry if you can't go. The most important thing is to let out the tears no matter where you are. ♥



    Thank you Ferree for this post. ♥

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