Life has been over the past couple months extremely challenging with circumstances. From bounding chains, to stressful jobs and life’s busyness to take me away from chair time. But somehow as you feel your relationship with God slipping, he steps in and reminds you of his power. Not only the power but in the glory of the miracles you get to witness.
Having a close family growing up was such an amazing experience but as life’s circumstances and challenges arose you lost that sense of closeness. Some got married and had families, while some struggled with addictions. My sister and I who is the 3rd youngest were close in my teenage years. We would hang out whether it be laying out by her pool or working out together, but as she slipped into the darkness our relationship became non existent. In fact the only time she would call was to get money or she was in the hospital and needed us. We continuously tried to help her but she never wanted it and returned to the streets. My sister called me a couple months back and told me about a horrible circumstance she had gone thru and was in the hospital. She couldn’t leave there and go back to where she came from if she wanted a chance at all, so my older sister took her in. We talk a lot about faith, how to approach life’s circumstances and live with acknowledgement of blessings everyday. I haven’t seen my sister in 3 years and she joined me for Mass on Christmas Eve. It was the eve of the miracle of Jesus that I was seeing my sister be touched and moved by HIS POWER. I picked her up today for Mass and she said she was so excited to go to church that not only does it give her peace but gives her encouragement for the week ahead. Today’s message was perfect, “to drop the weights of the world, expectations, ridicules, judgement and just let his love comfort you. We all have sin & are broken but thru him you will rise again.” I watched her cry almost the whole mass and it took me back to when I found him, I cried every Sunday for 3 months. Not in sadness of course but that my heart began to sing like it never did before. To see this happening my friends is so beautiful, to be apart of me is a BLESSING!
AMEN and GOD Bless