Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Jolt Of Reality - True Love

Today began very similar to any other day. I got home from work this morning and took a few hour nap. Made a cup of coffee and had a conversation with Lori regarding our house payment, car insurance, food, kids, etc... You know, the typical things mom's and dad's talk about throughout the day.

After we came to the decision once again that there always seems to be too much month at the end of our money, we discussed our options and know that through faith everything seems to get taken care of.

Lori had some running around to do, so I made a couple of phone calls to line up some additional work on my afternoon off. I calculated how much it was going to take to stay current for another month and the Good Lord has made it possible for us to get by once again. He is always faithful in meeting our needs and this day is no different.

After Lori left, I sat down at the computer to do some of my daily rituals. Read my email from well... no one really. I never get anything to speak of in my email, but for some reason I always need to check it. Next I looked at my job boards for work and it appears that I will be going out of town again some time tomorrow. Then I dove into my God time. I went to a couple of blogs that I frequent and somehow I was led to a friend of a friend of a friend. You know how that goes. You are reading something from someone you know and then click on a comment left by someone else and then click on their blog etc... Well, that is what I did today and this is where it led me... Take a look.

During this video I was brought to a place of complete humility. As tears flowed down my face I was reminded that God knows my needs and the needs of each one of us. I know His grace and mercy are shown even in the actions of a small child and after today I wished I could do more. During this week of Valentine's, won't you think about the True Love of Jesus Christ. That He has given us more than we need and allowed us to live in a place of comfort and security. And if you can, give some of what you have back to those who have less than we do.

Here is another link to someone who is doing more... Click Here

That's it. I don't even know what to say but thank you Lord for sparing me such agony. You are a God of compassion and I pray for the little children of the world who live like Sam and Esther...


Paula said...

I am ashamed. I see my life as so difficult at times, but in reality I am truly blessed. Thank you Keith for sharing such a convicting and compelling story.

Ed Carey said...

I think I have it rough until I see something like this.
Really opens your eyes to the blessings we have.

PDXGramma said...

Oh how blessed we are! It is beyond me to think there are more children just like these two. I'm happy to hear THEY at least have a better life now. I look at the wall (grandkid pics) in our family room and see just how awesome our lives are.