Taking a couple days off during a busy weekend means I have a lot to tell you today...but before I get to my April Quests for these past three days, I have to say how sad my heart is with today's news of the bombings in Boston.
Just like you, my prayers go out to the victims and their families of yet another senseless tragedy. It's heartbreaking...hard to comprehend...horrific. I don't understand. I know you don't either. I've seen a lot of people posting on Facebook a simple question: "What is wrong with people?" Maybe you've asked that question as well.
Then I saw one post with a different perspective. It basically said something like this: "Bad people are a tiny little percent of humanity...the good in people far outshines the bad." More good is done in a day than bad. And...when that terrifying bomb went off - what did people there do? If you saw the blast caught on camera - you saw it. They didn't run away...no...they turned and ran toward the blast to aid those who were injured.
Amazing. I saw it. They must have been so afraid, and yet...they stayed there...they went to those in need...they did good. Today there were WAY more good people than bad people in Boston and it was captured in action for all to see.
God promises us that good will always win over evil. I believe it to be true...because God said it...because God has shown it to us...because if we look for it, we see it everyday in our lives...because God is still God and He is still in control...even when bad people do bad things.
And when they do...God calls on his good people to spring into action. And they always do. Because good will always overcome evil. It will. Today was proof of that. I saw it. I'm sure you saw it too. Tonight, right along with you, I pray for the people of Boston - the good and the bad.
Now I would like to share my April Quests for the past few days, because these stories are filled with good stuff. And I'm thinking it would be best to focus on good stuff tonight.
Pray For Someone
Saturday and Sunday I prayed for the same person. This Someone I know well and I knew he needed a lot of prayer. He's at a point in his life where major decisions are being made that will affect his future and I knew the best way to help would be to pray for him.
I asked God to give him clarity in which direction he should go, guidance on how to accomplish it, and peace once the decision was made. Since he is calling on our Heavenly Father to see him through this time of uncertainty, I am confident that in the end, he will follow God's plan to a bright future that brings glory to our Lord.
Of course, I will continue to pray for him...just as I have all the people I have prayed for this month, but Saturday and Sunday were his days to be lifted up to the Lord. I hope he feels the peace of God's grace today.
Today, I prayed for a friend from days when we lived in the Buckle of the Bible Belt. We spent five wonderful years there and during that time we met many special friends - including this gentleman. He was not only a friend, but he, along with his wife, were true mentors to Hubby and I during the early years of our marriage with little bitty boys.
Yesterday, I found out he is battling some health issues, and I spent today asking God to help him return to full health. He has a loving family that we truly adore and I pray God's blessings on him and his family today. They mean a lot to us.
Saturday, I spent the day encouraging Someone I love dearly through words and effort. We had a long talk that was very positive and uplifting. Later I helped him with some things he is trying to figure out in his life. This one was a bit different, because most of my other Someones have been encouraged through words, but this time I backed them up with actions as well.
Ironically, yesterday, I did almost the exact same thing for another Someone. I didn't plan it, but it worked out that way, and it was a blessing to me to be able to help and encourage both of these Someones this past weekend.
Today, was a bit of twist for me. Today...I honestly was in need of a bit of encouragement myself...and wouldn't you know it? God just stepped in and made me His Someone today. Several very special sweet friends sent me messages and texts that were such a huge encouragement to me. It was a few minutes out of their day, but it meant the world to me.
Not only that, but an issue that has been hanging heavy over our family seems to be working out in an amazingly peaceful way. Several things lined up today, including finding information we needed, feeling like we have been doused with a bit of Divine Intervention, and one kind stranger taking the time to answer questions and point us in the right direction.
Today, I felt so encouraged and was able to pass this encouragement on to my family. I'm so thankful for the encouragement our family received today. Thank you to those who had a hand in it! And thank you Heavenly Father for loving my family so.
Please...if you are in need of prayer or encouragement...or you know Someone else who is in need...please, email or message me. It would be my honor to be some of the good in this world.
I leave you with this one last thought today: Good will always overcome evil...always!