The Countdown Has Begun

In just a couple of day's Betty and I will be going to Alabama to get Anneka.

So yes, we will miss church this Sunday.
No, you're not going to miss church this Sunday.
A great friend of mine, Fred Sanchez will be here.  I've known Fred for years, you will be blessed.

I've used this verse before, but we need to be reminded.

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

All of us have lived in anticipation for something.  A new job, the birth of a new baby or in my case - seeing my daughter again.  But when these events are put off, indefinitely - it can break our hearts.  

For 20 years Betty and I couldn't have children.  But God did a miracle and Anneka was introduced into our lives nearly 13 years ago.  I have to tell you, our hearts were sick for most of those 20 years.  Then after trying we experience 3 miscarriages before Anneka.  That felt like it was adding insult to injury.  

Then after her arrival, things changed.  Just like the scripture says, a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.  Why am I so anxious to see her again?  Why am I counting down the days?  Because I miss that part of my life.  

What is making your heart sick?  What is your tree of life?  Jesus is our source of life and hope.  Go to Him in your time of need and let Him change your sick heart to a whole one.  Enjoy what God has provided for you already.  Remember, His mercies are new every day.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, my hope is in you, may you be my tree of life today.  AMEN  

PS.  As of this moment, 3 days, 3 hours and 17 minutes.  

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