Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. NRSV
Matthew 25:36b and 40 I was sick and you looked after me…the King will reply, “I tell the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.” NIV Study Bible
Feeling a lump behind what I had previously thought was a bruise, a sense of disbelief and dread came over me.
Almost immediately God laid these words on my heart: “I will take care of you.” This was so clear and powerful that there was no doubt in my mind that God was speaking to me.
As He promised, He guided me through tests, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation working through excellent, compassionate professionals. God worked through many friends who visited, called, sent cards, gave helpful gifts, brought food and gave advice and comfort from personal experiences. He worked through a friend who facilitated the purchase of a new home and through friends who helped with the move. A dear friend acting as dula advised, visited, brought gifts and food and took over some of my responsibilities. The committee I was responsible for carried on beautifully. God worked through my awesome husband who took over household duties and saw to my every need, quite cheerfully, I might add.
Sometimes God gives us little glimpses of His love, compassion and mighty power. This was one of those times for me. All those who took care of me in so many ways did God’s work remembering His words,…”whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.” Surely God will bless you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for being there for me through so many acting in your name. Help me to remember your words and do likewise. Amen