Here it is Saturday evening, and I sit here satisfied. Last night as I thought about my schedule today, I began to dread the long day. I had a funeral and a wedding on the schedule for today. Both were things that I wanted to go to, but I was a bit worried about my tiredness since I was still getting over the flu.
Tonight, however, I’m thankful! During both events, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness. His faithfulness to a couple who had been married over 60 years. His faithfulness to that family as they are now mourning their mother, their grandmother, their great grandmother. I pray for her husband who, with his wife, has modeled a life of joy for years and years. I pray for comfort and joy for him in these new circumstances.
I’m thankful for the pastor who preached about God’s peace and about how God is present with us now even as we miss this dear woman. We can and should grieve our loss but also find strength and hope in God’s presence as we continue on to live our life for Him for as long as He has us on this earth.
I’m also thankful for God’s faithfulness in the body of Christ. I’m thankful when the body of Christ works the way God designed it. Tonight I got to reconnect with some dear friends who I spent years in ministry with. We got to celebrate one of those couple’s son’s wedding. What a joy to watch him lead worship with his wife. What a joy to see how God continues to work in people’s lives even when we don’t see each other often anymore. It made me stop and remember how much I learned about the body of Christ through these believers.
I’m praising God for the way that He works through the people in our lives to point us to Himself. I’m satisfied in His faithfulness.