Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What now?

We celebrated Jeremy yesterday. The ceremony was great, the continued outpouring of love for Jeremy, Aaron, our families and me - overwhelming. We do not often get a glimpse of how many people care about us - the past few days Aaron and I have been so blessed by so many, we are so blessed by this outpouring. The past day we have been given the gift of a glimpse of heaven - We imagine the welcoming party that Jeremy was received when he entered eternity. Thankfully we witnessed a similar outpouring the past few days.
Love continued to pulse through my head and heart yesterday. Love for a little man so few people got to meet in his short time here. But I know that Time is not the determiner of love - we love so deep in a very short amount of time.

So what now ... we have bills to pay.
But the Lord blessed us with friends that set up the Jeremiah Parker Memorial Fund - so little to none will come from our savings. What a HUGE blessing - thank you if you donated.
We have thank you notes to write, that will take some time, but what a blessing to have so many friends and family to thank. It is again, a reminder of the Body here on earth.

Then What? Day by day we will figure it out.

Which of course brings me to my Joel Reading today:

The Greatness of His Favor
Today's Scripture
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us…raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus"(Ephesians 2:4-7, NKJ)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Oftentimes, people set their focus on what God has done in the past—how He parted the Red Sea or stopped the sun for Joshua or fed thousands of people with just a little boy’s small lunch. Yes, God has performed many amazing miracles throughout history, and it’s important that we give Him praise and glory, but at the same time, we also have to look forward to what God wants to do in our lives today. In this verse, Paul says that " in the ages to come" God would do things that far supersede anything He's ever done before. I believe that the "ages to come" that he is talking about is this day right and the time we are living in right now. God wants to outdo Himself in our generation! Remember, God is a God of increase. Where you are today is not where you are supposed to stay. He has greater levels of his favor and blessings in store for you/ Dare to dream big! Dare to keep a God -Sized vision in front of you! Dare to take hold of every blessing that the Lord has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Today I open my heart and mind to You so that I can see the greatness of what You want to do in my life. Use me for Your Glory, In Jesus' Name, Amen.

One day at a time, we will keep moving forward. With peace that passes all understanding and simply love. Aaron and I just being together. I have an awesome husband and friend. What a blessing.


2 comments: said...

Mrs Blonde and I talked about this very same thing last night ("What Next?") as we shared stories of yesterday and continued our prayers.

Tri Mom said...

I am a blogging friend of your sister- Laura. I wanted to let you know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily. You're an amazing couple, so the outpour of support doesn't surprise me. Take care, and know we hold you in our prayers.