Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Blessings Too Great To Contain



Have you ever forgotten something important? I forgot how much I loved to swim. Do you remember that?
Much more important than swimming; I had forgotten how to lift my eyes above my circumstances. I had forgotten how to find encouragement.

God is able to keep. God is able to save. His arm is not too short. He has remembered me and heard my cries in the dark of depression, pain and suffering. He sent me a ministering "angel."

I have to share with you this blessing. My daughter gave up all her possessions to come to my aid, most of her things that were shipped arrived broken. She cried that one day and let it go. Could you do that? Could I? No I don't think so, not me, not yet.

When I wake up in the morning there is a cup of coffee by my bedside. Sweet music is in the air. I am greeted with the sweetest smile and a kiss.  My soul responds to the love and it lifts above the pain. I can focus outside of myself because of her love for me. She points my eyes to look up to the Lord from whence cometh my help.

Then my baby helps to dress me. She picks out pretty outfits that I could never put together because she is very talented with style and design. She is an artist in every way. After that she puts my makeup on for me because I cannot do it and I look pretty. I am physically the same but looking pretty helps a lot. My precious granddaughter paints my nails. I have never looked so good.
My heart is light. My spirits are lifted up. My daughter has risen up and called me blessed. She has given up everything to help me, no greater love is this. Than a woman lay down her life for a friend.

Jenny played this song for me this morning. This man has a set of pipes on him to be sure, but what brought us to tears was what he said about the quiet crucible of suffering.  I hope this ministers to your heart today. Tomorrow I am going to share some more funny goings on but this blessed me so much.
I hope you get "hooked up to heaven" too.

14 comments:

farmlady said...

She gorgeous! She's your beautiful angel that has come home to make your life happier and more at peace.
You are a lucky woman. You deserve this.

Anonymous said...

we only have one life to give everything away...our belongings, our home, our children, families, friends...each day therefore pick up your cross and follow me Jesus said...who will follow this call? I have spent my whole life victimized by my circumstances, only to find pain and frustration....but then Jesus.....Jesus....sitting at the feet of Jesus and giving it away!!! Not keeping a thing, not one...not one regret, not one scar, not one blame, not one piece of anger toward someone who hurt me or accused me, leaving every dish, every table, then sitting so quite that the Lord dipped his hands into my soul, into my very being... and there in that place... did such a smile come onto my face, that only those who know my Lord can understand the of joy of losing all I've found! I love you mom!!!

Julie Harward said...

Everyday should be so good..and it can be no matter our circumstances if we just look up! He is our peace..comfort..and joy! Love ya! ;D

Chris H said...

Awesome singer.. AWESOME daughter!

Kat said...

How blessed, blessed, blessed you are to have such a daughter. It shows just what kind of mother you are to her that she is that loving and compassionate to you. Wonderful. :)

Jeanie said...

How wonderful that having your daughter there has been such a blessing for you....just the right thing at just the right time.

Laura~peach~ said...

wonderful stuff :) swim on!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I lift my glass of milk and honey and toast this blessed occasion! God is good! : D

Bluebird49 said...

You don't know how wonderful it is to see prayers answered in such a great and wonderful (Well--of course you do!) But you have been in my prayers for such a good while now--and to see what God is doing and has done gives me so much hope! He has indeed sent you a ministering angel!

Mental P Mama said...

I think you are both very blessed. And even more so that you are able to recognize it...even in the midst of sorrow and pain. Love the new header, too;)

Bluebird49 said...

By the way, I shared this video with my husband last night, and it sent us on a search for MORE wonderful hymns we've enjoyed over our lifetime. So much fun to do together, rather than the doggoned TV all night! We sang alone with them....thanks for the "time" you gave us together.

Miss you!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a blessing. A beautiful blessing.

Coffee Bean said...

Oh Karen... BIG HUGS to you and all of yours! I can't help but sit here and see a beautiful picture of God's care and grace.

You've sowed many a seed in your life, figuratively and literally. Sometimes you can't tell if those seeds are at work deep in the earth. Sometimes you don't know if some plants will make it. Sometimes bugs and disease attack. Throughout the seasons even established plants can be at risk...

If you were strong like you've always been your daughter would not have the opportunity to minister to you in the way that she is. Through your pain and suffering a beautiful and bountiful harvest is taking place in your home.

I love you.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

The song is one of my favorites and is a testimony to the power of our Lord in caring for us.
I am so glad your daughter is with you to help with you physical challenges. I have bee off the blogs for a while so will need to read back to see what has occurred.
Blessings and prayers for your recovery