Remember and Celebrate

August 17, 2014

Earthly things like surgery and God’s Voice

Neither did you know where it would go.  I did.

“There is no time, no place, no event
so earthly that God cannot be there,
speaking through them.

These moments
where earth is crammed

with heaven. . .
will go unnoticed|
unless we realize the meek
and the unassuming way that|
God characteristically comes.”

Ken Gire, Windows of the Soul
Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, 44)

 With this quote the liturgist  opens up our “time of silence” this morning. 

 And I  can’t help but think that having Total Knee Replacement surgery tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM is right up there with being “earthly.” 

 And I want to pay attention to hear what God will speak during these next days/weeks of rehab and recovery. 

 It’s been easy to think this is just something to grit my teeth and get through (the gritting of the teeth is probably more real than I can imagine right now!) so I can get to the other side of this and “move on” with my life. 

 And today the preacher reminds us God speaks into our ordinary lives in extra-ordinary ways and we will hear if we listen. 

 Pray with me that I will be able to hear.

 Thanks for visiting here today and as always I love hearing from you in the comments below.

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Linking with Lisha Epperson and Give Me Grace Community

 

16 Comments

16 responses to “Earthly things like surgery and God’s Voice”

  1. God’s keeping you on my heart … I am praying right here, right now!

    • carol says:

      thank you so much Linda. I can feel that i am covered in prayer, even though this week has been a long and difficult one. I am grateful for community! it’s now Friday night and i can’t keep my eyes open…..thank yo for praying

  2. Tia says:

    Praying for strength, hope, and endurance amidst all of the discomfort. May God use this for something extraordinary :)

    • carol says:

      Tia, just now opening computer after a long week. keep praying – you’ll be getting updates through LOV! Thanks for stopping by.
      cjh

  3. Juliet says:

    Carol, I will be thinking of you and praying for you as you undergo the surgery and go through rehab. May all go well with you. Take care.

    • carol says:

      thank you Juliet. it’s been a long and difficult week..it’s friday night now and I am headed to bed, grateful from community and prayers of those who care.

  4. I’m listening with you Carol. Praying your successful surgery and expedient recovery. Keep in touch when you can. I want to know how you’re doing.

    • carol says:

      thanks lisha. I’ll be in touch. thanks for visiting here tonight. I feel very supported and carried. there is a post already in my head about what God has taught me aound the very real fears I have had.

  5. Laurie says:

    Carol,

    God hears, loves, and carries. May He grow nearer to your heart during your time of recovery!

  6. Donna says:

    Encouraging to read the folks who have done it and say it was really worth it. Even more we have a witness that God is FOR US, and your healer and advocate. Love ! DB

  7. Lisa says:

    Praying for you! These thoughts go hand in hand with the verse I’m memorizing this week. Maybe a good one for you to mediate on tonight too!

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” Isaiah 41:10

    And here’s the last one I memorized – also timely!

    “In peace I will lie down & sleep, for you alone Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

    Praying for peace that passes understanding for you & Galen too :)

  8. Shanna Cummings says:

    Love this. He is the God of all things incredible and stunning. And he deeply cares for the tiniest bird. Blessings on you while you rest for tomorrow. Sweet dreams.

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