I awoke with this scripture speaking itself to me this morning - "This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it!"
I am so thankful. No tears this morning. Instead, a message.
This is the 2nd anniversary of the last time I was with my son and grandchildren, the 3 from him. It was such a happy time. We loved and laughed and hugged and enjoyed. We sewed. We did tourist things. We ate. We met his fiancee. We watched fireworks. We were a family.
I have grieved for 2 years, deep agony grief. The 15th of July, 2 years ago, he called and informed us he never wanted anything to do with us again. He divorced his mother! A year ago they disappeared.
I tried to find them. I was concerned. I agonized. I worried. I prayed. I cried rivers of tears. I hurt in deep, deep ways. Betrayal, false accusations, cruelty, paranoia, bizarre, incomprehensible, confusing -- not enough words to describe it. I don't get it????
Nothing worked to ease the pain. A hole in my heart, missing them oh so much. I prayed, yes I prayed. I asked others to pray.
Then this morning, Independence Day, July 4th, I awoke with the scripture saying itself to me. No tears. Scripture. "This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it!"
Thank You, Lord, for You heard my prayer and spoke to me. I rejoice for the gift of another day.