4.20.2011

God's grace is amazing

So as I posted last night my heart was heavy.  I was sad, I felt helpless and I was weary.  My friend did not receive the all clear news and I felt useless.  As luck would have it my sweet contractor was here working.  He arrived at 4:30 and did not leave until way after 10.  He was litterally staining the deck with flood lights and way after dark.  He kept asking me if I was ok ... he thought that my weariness was upset with him.  I finally shared after the kids were in bed my day and just told him I was tired, sad and weary.  He went about staining the deck and I came inside.  A few minutes later he appeared in my den with a cd.  He handed it to me and told me to pop it into my laptop and listen.  What he gave me was the music from his church a few weeks ago.  He plays percussion and they happened to record the praise music that day.  I popped the cd into my laptop and let it play while I played a few games of Spider Solitaire.

About 40 minutes I was a different person.  Gospel music will do that to you.  I felt like I had just watched to the last 30 minutes of The Preachers Wife.  I was uplifted and my heart was singing.  I was still incredibly sad for my dear friend but God had turned that worry into praise.  I had a peace and calm that only comes from God.  My heart was calm in the storm around me. 

There is no coincidence that Mike was here.  There is no coincidence that he asked me why I was upset.  And there is no coincidence he had the cd in his car.

God is amazing and I am incredibly thankful I can call him my savior!!!

Matthew 17:20

xo,
MPM

eta ... just read a comment pointing out that Mike is a carpenter.  There are no coincidences!  Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Isaiah 26:3
    YOU WILL KEEP IN PERFECT PEACE THOSE WHOSE MINDS ARE STEADFAST, BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN YOU.


    sending you & your friend my love & my prayers for peace (no matter the outcome of the news).

    Maggi

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  2. Thank God for the Mikes in our lives just when we need help. XOXO

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  3. You and your friend will be in my thoughts today. I wish you both the strength to get through whatever comes along.

    You are so right, there really are NO coincidences.

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  4. Hope everything goes well for you and your friend in the upcoming months ahead.

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  5. I'm so sorry your friend received bad news. My best friend (who is also now dating my brother after years of knowing one another) is a cancer survivor, yet often new cells are found or new lumps and its scary.

    I'm so glad you found comfort in the music. God is always sending us the confort we need. I'll be thinking of and praying for your friend.

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  6. I love this..Ironic the Mike is a carpenter huh?

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