Friday, February 8, 2008

God wanted her to buy the second book...

in a series of three, even though she had not yet read the first book. Strange? I thought so, too, when Mom told me about the book she was reading. "But why did you buy the second one first?" I asked. She said it just looked more interesting for some reason. Now, this is not completely out of character for my mom, who has been known to read the last page of a book to decide whether or not to read the whole thing. But starting a series of three with the second book? But she said after getting it home and reading for a while, she felt like somebody urged her to read this one. A portion of the book says this...

"I'm of the mind, ma'am, that those who go on 'afore us can look back and see what's happenin' to their loved ones here. I've been told I'm wrong, that those in the hereafter aren't bothered with the goings on of now. But I've always been partial to the notion that they're gathered together, cheerin' us on somehow when we've fallen or had a hard time of it. And if that's so, I figure that's exactly what your husband's doin' right now, ma'am. He's cheerin' you on."

It is so amazing when these coincidental things occur, because they can't truly be coincidental. Mom had especially been missing Dad over the weekend and found this book on Monday. It's as if it were speaking right to her personally. Someone was. God is so faithful.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

part of the song Cloud of Witnesses by Mark Schultz

A cloud of witnesses
That would see them through the years
Cheer them with a smile
And pray them through the tears
A cloud of witnesses that would see them to the end,
And shower them with love that never ends
A cloud of witnesses.


Gina said...

For Kristin.
I come to your site
with a tissue
I leave your site
encouraged and
filled with hope
for our futures -
and also with
a soggy tissue.
Thank you for being a blessing among women.
I love you!