Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Angels Around Us
WOW!!! Have you ever just talked and tried to explain something till your blue in the face.(or maybe RED in the face described me better!) I spent @ 3 hrs. off and on the phone yesterday afternoon with agency, DFPS, L1 Identity and Tx.Dept. of Pulic Safety trying to get something. I prayed and prayed to finally get a REAL person to talk to instead of those dang recordings and when i did get a REAL person, they talked just like the machines! I am really NOT qualified to put all this together! But......while I was about to pull my hair out, I got the neatest message. Just what I needed at the time............THEY ARE HERE!!!!
I JUST LOVE THEM!!!!
Thank you so much Kacy. Thank you so much church family for being the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you so much to everyone that has already said "I WANT ONE!." We are "feelin the love" and we are just getting started! Yep, I was needing something to break my bad, mad, way of thinking yesterday afternoon and this sure did it!!
Now, I wish I could say I got the answers I needed from the above agencies I was talking to, but I didn't so I will start again in just a bit. But first I have to tell you the rest of the story.
When Rick came in about 6 yesterday evening, I was still on the phone trying to work out some paper issues, but I saw when he walked in the door that he was pretty "frazzeled" looking. When I got off the phone, I stood up and pretty much just fell into his arms. He said, "sit down......I have to tell you something."I thought, "oh no...what now."
He began by telling me he had had a pretty bad day and how mad and upset he had been most of the day. And on top of a bad day at work, we had alittle(or big) mom,dad,kids knock down drag out at lunch yesterday! Oh the joys of modern technology.(new cell phone wanted) Anyway, Rick had a long, problem filled day and his attitude, he said, was not the best. And then he opened the mail.
A day filled with one problem after another.......a relaxed lunch(NOT) filled with wants and why nots, crying and hollering, an afternoon of more problems, and a man whos feeling the weight of a self owned business, lots of kids, a crazy wife and thats just the tip of the iceberg!!
AND THEN HE OPENED THE MAIL.
With tears in his eyes and in a soft, humble voice, he said, "Look at this", and handed me an envelope. Inside was a card some money. On one side it said, "LOVE GABE HOME", and on the other it said this:
The task ahead of us is
never as great as the Power behind us when
He is Lord of our life!
Wow. No matter what you face. No matter what kind of obstacles. The task ahead is never as great as the Power behind us when He is Lord of our life.
We just looked at each other with tears running down our faces. Neither one of us could say a thing. We were so overcome with ......the very REAL presence of God.
We don't know who sent us the LOVE GABE HOME love offering. But we know the love of God was behind it. And we prayed that whoever you are, that you will be blessed beyond measure, just as you have blessed us and touched our hearts.
We are so thankful.
I woke up at 4:30 with this scripture on my mind. So i will leave you with this thought,
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4
Hoping you have a day filled with peace!