Yesterday began very early for me, and I am NOT a morning person. I knew I needed to start the very long, busy day with a spiritual energy boost from the Word of God. Whenever I need something strong and quick, I go straight to the Psalms. I opened it up to Psalm 116 and began reading and absorbing the mirrored expression of how I felt. When I got to verse 15 I understood why the Lord had me read this passage.
I then got ready for a special 75th birthday breakfast for a lady who faithfully volunteers at the Mission Agency. At the end of July she suffered a heart attack, and it's been a very slow recovery for her. She kept saying how thankful she was to be alive.
Psalm 116:9 made me think of her - "I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living."
After work, I ate a short meal and got ready to go with Gayle(second mother in love) and other special family/friends to a Taste of Home cooking show. We had alot of fun, but it kept reminding me of Momma and her tips and recipes. You see, today is Momma's birthday. If I have my years correct, she turns 60 today. I can't celebrate her birthday with her today, but God gave me verse 15 to remind me that she is not just another face in the sea of saints in Heaven. Verse 15 says "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." God knows my name and He knows hers and counts us both precious.
So, although I still walk in the land of the living, I pray that I will walk before the Lord, so that should I pass from this life to the next, God will comfort others with verse 15 of Psalm 116.
Happy Birthday, Momma, we love you and will see you very soon!