LIFE HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAD OTHER PLANS….

Last week we finished a fantastic 2 days with a couple attending our Kairos
program at Safe Place Ministries. We had the privilege of watching God heal two discouraged and wounded children back to wholeness as they learned and received the Truth of their Identity in Christ. With them, we enjoyed breakfast at one of our favorite spots for an early morning breaking of the fast to start the day. Hugs and tears were very present as we sent them on their way. They left for the drive to the airport, to go on their way beginning their next stage of their calling in ministry.

Had a great rest of the day and about 10:00pm the time to “bed down”, as we call it, I had a pain hit my belly that stopped me in my tracks. To cut the details short, Phil said, “I am going to take you to the ER”. In our town, it is Union General Hospital and BTW its absolutely wonderful, the best in the country in my book!!! So early in the morning I checked in at 4:30am and after getting in a room by about 11:00 I was in the hands of master pain controller with an IV that flowed morphine in my veins. After several X-rays, a CAT scan and Colonoscopy they gave That Monster with Claws a name. I had Ischemic Colitis and Diverticulitis. “OH Great”, I said. Now that begins the next adventure in my Life when I had other plans going on while going on my merry way. Got home four days later after my body started responding to the group of Doctor’s and Nurse’s care and knowledge. It made me go back in my minds eye and think, one day that group of people were kids that grew up and decided to help people get well. They have to be called to such a duty. They task at hand demands a lot to decide what schools to attend, and how to fund it, oh my goodness! Then to make a commitment to give a part of their time and lives to achieve what it takes to be qualified to obtain such an endeavor to be present on March 24 to 27th for Mary Mason to still be able to be present on this earth. My heart goes out to those folk who, I know God put in my path to make it possible to have my fingers still on this keyboard typing away telling you about my last few days.

Also, I am so grateful for a husband who stood by my side day and night. He would not go home, even slept on those “things” called chairs that eventually make a bed that you have to hold on to keep from falling off while you try to sleep. You haven’t slept until you have been on one of those…. trust me!

So I am going to make it. Right now I have gone away alone to some place only about seven of my close secret keepers know about. I am going to get well here for a few days. It is a quite condo with a small river flowing down below my balcony. The sights are wonderful and so relaxing, just what the doctor ordered. I packed my bland foods “you know” the soup, soda crackers, ginger ale, laptop, journal, books and bible and made a slow drive over here and I will take it all in as I get my Life Center back…..

“Look for the Second Right Answer.”

Read this statement and it triggered my thinking to step out of my box of thinking always this is the way it is and it will not change and I am right, so there you go!

Do you always think you are right? Well think again…

Yeah! I have been there and done that. How do we know what is right I think we better take a minute or longer and give this some thought. Keep it simple.

I am finding out in this world today we better know what we believe and believe what we know. Things can come along and take you away as fast as a tidal wave. Phil has said before “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything”. In this day and time we had better cling to what is The Truth.

Speaking of Truth what is Truth? Where can you get the Truth? You can’t get it from TV, or the Internet. I want to say you can’t get it from people, but that thought breeds non-trust and I believe that is unhealthy when we can’t trust our friends and it will take us down as a Nation. That is what is going on right now.

So here’s the answer… You can always get the Right answer and Trust the One Who is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever, and His Name is Jesus! When things are falling apart all around you, people have failed you, He is there and He will never leave you.

I’ll never forget when I came into Faith. I was asked right off the bat to take a 3rd grade Sunday School Class. I didn’t know anything about the Bible but I had my SS quarterly that was put in my hand like “here go teach this”!!! I took it, and little did I know and those little children, that their SS teacher was learning it with them. One of the illustrations I was told to teach I haven’t forgotten, is a little exercise and here it is. Some nights when I am feeling lonely as I am falling asleep I will do this simple little Truth in Action! Hold one hand up in front of you, take your other hand and point at your fingers and say this five word sentence one word at a time on each one….”Jesus will never leave me” You can go from left to right and back and forth and the middle finger will always be the word “never”. Sometimes when in a crowd, I hold that “never finger” and say “It’s You and me Lord” and THANK YOU FOR NEVER LEAVING ME BECAUSE WE ARE ONE!!!

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”. ….AND YES WE ARE ONE!!!