Monday, December 15, 2008

Just for today....

Yesterday morning at church, I saw a friend of mine, who lost his wife to cancer just 2 months ago come forward and pray. Right there at that minute my world stopped as I watched him. No doubt this Christmas will be alot different. Last year his wife had just been diagnosed, yet they were hopeful. Today, he is alone, but not hopeless. He knows where his wife is, but that makes him no less lonely.
I joined him in prayer from my pew, and as I prayed for him, God whispered in my ear, "Just for today, enjoy all I've given you."

So, just for today, as I ran in the misty rain this morning, I enjoyed two strong legs and the thrill of the wind in my face.
Just for today, I listened and smiled as I chatted with my girls on the phone.
Just for today, I really listened to the girls I work with and realized that they are also very good friends of mine.
Just for today, I kissed my husband, and as I hugged him close, I breathed his scent in and whispered to him how much I loved him.
Just for today, I laughed, listening to Wayne tease the girls over supper.
Just for today, I pushed my cart through Walmart, and as I loaded it with groceries, I thanked God for money to pay for everything I could possibly need for a week.
Just for today, I stopped and petted my big black cat that rubbed against my leg as I walked up the porch.
Just for today, I held my precious friend's baby in my arms and smiled as I thought of how wonderfully perfect he is.
Just for today, I hugged that friend close and told her I loved her.
Just for today, I sang along with the radio " Thank you for the Cross Lord".
Just for today, I realized that every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights, who never changes!


Hollie said...

this made me cry...

Heather said...

This was beautiful - definitely stops and makes you think what is important in your life.

Robin Whitted said...

That brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for that reminder! Have a blessed Christmas with your family this year!

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