Thursday, June 9, 2011

He will not delay

A couple of nights ago I spent hours listening to the whirl of the ceiling fan and I cried. Just broken. I started thinking of my girl riding her little motorized 4 wheeler in the backyard with her blonde bouncing curls so many years ago, big smile on her face. And the time her dad (the one that raised her) took the training wheels off her bike and taught her to ride it without them. A lifetime of memories flooded my mind. And as the pillow soaked up my tears I prayed for her and begged God to make me whole again.

The next day the boys and I were running errands, me with my headache from a night of crying and still in a somber mood. That's when God got my attention, just to say "don't forget who I am and what I can do."

We were driving along listening to KLOVE. This song was playing... go ahead and start listening to it if you'd like but you may have to pause the music to the right first.

So we're driving along at 45 mph when a bird starts flying next to my window for a few seconds and then lands on it. He just sits there at 45 mph till we get to our destination where I am able to stop and snap a picture on my camera phone. I'm telling you that bird sat there for 4 blocks staring me right in the eye everytime I looked at it. And this came to mind instantly

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?
Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Luke 12:6-7

And reading this this morning just drove it all home. Something my heart knows full well but my mind forgets...

..."there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for,

there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity,

there is nothing living, nothing dying,

there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world,

there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection-morning,

nothing in heaven

which is not contained in this text —

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

~Charles Spurgeon

My God did not delay.


Millie said...

Beautiful Cheri. Isn't God amazing? I can't believe that bird in your picture, but yet again, I can. There was a BIG bird that roosted on our mailbox when Jessica died and just sat there for the longest time. I think it was her. Now, whenever I notice a bird, I think of her.

jill w said...

Hi cheri.. you dont know me, but i'm a friend of your precious mom*in*law cheryl. i was priveledged to sit with her on saturday evening and enjoy the wind and dirt at the racetrack. i told her how moved i was by this post, moved to tears to be exact, at the awesomeness of our God. she encouraged me to let you know. :) i'm so sorry for what you are having to go thru, and while my story is not exactly the same, we share the same "mom" hearts to have our children grow up without the pain that this world can cause them when they make decisions without thinking of the consequences. please know that i am praying for you and your precious daughter..

jill in wichita

p.s. i love to read your blog !! you have such a way with words..

Cheri said...

Thank you Jill! So glad you stopped by to let me know how you feel. It brought tears to my eyes.

I try hard to write solely for an audience of Lord Jesus Christ but must admit it's good to know others find comfort in the words I write for him! Thank you so much for your prayers, It's so good to know others care enough to pray for a family in need. Cheri