In Sickness and In Health

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This past Friday, I began to feel a little bit sick. By Friday night, I knew “I was sick”! I woke up Saturday and had no voice. Needless, to say it’s been one long emotional and ill feeling week.

Why am I telling you this?

Well, I’ve learned something this week. “When your sick, that’s when God reveals who loves you most!”

Who loves me?

God- Although I wouldn’t say I’ve been deep in the word, and my worship music has been turned off due to my hurting ears, but somehow He still finds a way to say “I love you!” It may be through the beautiful pink, yellow, and red tree out my bedroom window, the tenderness of my husband’s gentle kiss on my forehead, the extra love my children pour onto me, or a still small whisper into my heart.

My husband… When I’m sick, he takes care of me. He takes care of our four children. He shows me patience and love! He is a keeper! His care and compassion is much appreciated and I certainly love his tender kisses upon my forehead and his gentle intermittent head pats. He may think, I don’t notice, but I do, and I cherish him. What can I say, “I’m blessed!”

My children… Wow, my children are awesome! Last night my oldest son Robby said, “Ummm, mom, you don’t sound so good! Is there anything I can do to make you feel better? I mean if there is please tell me. I’ll be praying for you and I hope you feel better!” “Be still my heart!!!” This morning my sweet two year old daughter climbed into my bed… Hugged me… Told me she loved me… And patted my head as she sang, “Jesus loves me this I know, For the Bible tells me so!” Again, Be still my heart! The hugs from my children and the concern in their voices…. Tells me, “I love you, mom!”

My friends… I’ve received several Facebook messages from friends! Informing me of their concern and that they’re praying for me. I’ve received several text messages from friends, and a kind e-mail from a member of our Sunday School class. The icing on the cake occurred this morning, one of my sweetest and most Godly friends, brought a crockpot full of dinner for tonight and a White chocolate mocha from Starbucks! Wow, she really loves me! White chocolate mocha’s are my FAVORITE!

So, as much as I despise being sick… It sure is nice to know, “I’m loved!”

It’s true, “I’m blessed!”

Friends, have you shown God’s love and kindness to anyone recently? Little acts of kindness, goes a long way to show God’s love to the hurting!

Galatians 6:10, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

Philippians 2:1-30, “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, …”

Colossians 3:14, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”

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