Healing

Some friends and acquaintances alike have encouraged me to share my story.  I asked questions like, “Will the time and effort be worth it?”  I was told that I would learn a lot that would help me from on-line relationships and that I would make new friends.  I obviously decided to give it a go…

I’ve lived through one of the things that scared me the most in life, losing my husband and best friend while holding our baby who was just shy of five months old in my arms.

I do not believe God caused the accident and turned my world upside down. I believe God will make something beautiful with those pieces.  I believe God has sent and continues to send people to be His hands and feet to help us.

I’ve learned to pay more attention to how many people really hurt in life.  I’ve learned how few of us know what to say when we hear bad news.  It takes courage to step up and help someone.  I encourage you to think of something comforting to say ahead of time should you ever have to.  I encourage you to look for people in your life that are hurting and reach out and help them.  In doing so you’ll probably help yourself.

I continue to learn just how much I still have to learn.

John 16:33 is one of my favorite Bible verses.

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble, but take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

3 thoughts on “Healing”

  1. Mary J. Fleming said:

    Thank you Jennifer for sharing. You are so right about how helping others is important for each of us.

    I still remember the day I heard about your husband’s death. I am so sorry. I wish we could do more to help you and other’s who face such a difficult loss. I have prayed for you and as a nurse I have dedicated my work to looking for practical ways to help farm familes. If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.

  2. Karl M. Hess said:

    DAVID YARBROUGH WROTE, “The royal palace in Tehran, Iran has one of the most beautiful entrances of all palaces in the world today. As one enters the royal palace the doomed ceilings, sidewalls, and columns seemed to be covered with diamonds. When the Royal Palace was planned, the architects sent an order to Paris for mirrors to cover the entrance walls. The mirrors finally arrived in their crates. When they took the crates apart, all the broken pieces fell out. They were all smashed while being transported. They were going to throw them all away when one of the men had an idea to see how the broken pieces would look if they fitted them together. The result is an enormous distortion in reflections, and it sparkles with diamond like rainbow colors. Broken to be more beautiful! That is exactly what God can do with the broken pieces of our lives if we will just turn it over to Him.”

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