Years ago, I remember sitting on a stump on a cold, winter night in a lonely pasture looking up at the gazillion stars. They seemed so bright and clear that night for some reason. I heard some whipporwills answering each other in the woods that lined the pasture clearing, but other than that it was silent. . . except for my heart!
There's something about disappointment, failure, loneliness, the "no way out" feeling, that just boxes you in, even though the expanse of the universe spreads out in front of you like one big open door. At that time, there was just no other way, no other choices. . . And God seemed so silent. . . as silent as the stars I was watching.
Yesterday, that same horrible feeling came over me as I had to face the fact that one more "crutch" I have been leaning on and trusting in to get me through these next few months won't be there at all. I felt that same silent, alone feeling as I did those years ago, sitting in that cow pasture!!!!
But you know, that same night, many years ago, the Lord in all of His infinite love and grace came along side of me on that stump in the pasture in a way I will never, ever forget. In my workshop a short ways away, I had a radio playing on a Christian station, and the song you are listening to now began to play. It was the first time I had heard it and listened as though God had sent a choir of angels to sing just for me! "HE IS FAITHFUL!"
I found my pathways through those times, and through many rough times since, and this song has become MY testimony of Who and What He is to ME! And I know He will be faithful through the next months of my life, too.
If, when I get to Heaven, and the Lord asks ME to sing a solo in my newly given, heavenly voice, something that would express how I felt about my life on earth, this would be the song I would choose. Please listen carefully to the words!
Then. . . .I wonder how many of you would step out of the throngs of Heaven and join in with me. . .. . would YOU?????
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Posted by Cora from Hidden Riches at 11:31 AM