Never in a millions years would I have dreamed
I would be sitting here today writing this post. I had planned a very different post, but need to share my weekend.
My dad recently retired after working 41 years. My mom, sisters, and I worked very hard to throw him a wonderful retirement party. We had over 60 people at my house; everyone was visiting, celebrating, eating, and otherwise having a good time. I suddenly heard my sister calling for my husband, and someone rushed into the kitchen looking for the phone to call 911. A dear friend of my parents had stopped breathing and was in trouble. I ran in, some other friends and I started working on him, and my husband came in with his EMT kit.
The whole thing was just unreal. I recall thinking, "How can this be happening? There are over 60 people here. This really can't happen, his wife is right there" Everyone was very calm and quiet. As Dan and I were giving CPR, I began to hear mumblings from around the room. I looked up to see little groups of people gathered all over, praying for our friend, his wife, family, the rescue workers, the doctors and the situation.
The sights and sound of that day are now etched in all of our minds. The horror of it all, his wife, his close friends, the rescue attempts... Also included with these memories are our dear friends, heads bowed in prayer. People moving cars off the driveway, holding doors open, keeping the kids in the basement.
I just needed to get out of my house today. I went outside in the cold to find that God had provided a beautiful frost covering the trees. I ran inside to find my camera only to find that with the bright sun, I couldn't see what I was taking pictures of. I just kept blindly clicking away. Trusting that I could get a few pictures.
Thankfully the irony was not lost on me. We need to trust God, blind as we are. He will care for us, provide us with everlasting life, if only we trust in Him...
Do you know where you will go after you pass from this life?