We are gearing up for another trip to Peru in January. I can’t wait!!!! CAN’T WAIT!! We are very excited. Can you tell? I normally use lots of exclamation points when I write but today I am full of them. I don’t really think it is a good sentence unless it needs an exclamation point. You really should read my facebook posts.  I am not sure that I have ever written one that doesn’t have at least one sentence with an exclamation point.
Anyway, two ladies going on our trip to Peru are going to be able to meet their compassion kids for the FIRST time. I am so excited for them!! (Yes, I did it again! smile) Here is a touching blog of one lady’s first encounter with her compassion child. Read it here, please. I just have to say life if full at the moment. Come to think of it, it usually is. But, we have had heartbreak here. Heartbreak we knew was coming, but it hurts just the same. Hurt is hurt and our heart breaks. A precious
man that I have known since I was very young went to be with Jesus on Sunday. Praise Jesus He conquered death for us; that is all I can say right now. He did it and we are eternally grateful!!!! (That deserves many exclamation marks.)
One thing I am learning and just beginning to understand is that I can’t fix everything. It is a hard lesson for me. I want to sweep in and just fix it,take the pain away, heal the wound. One thing I know, the only person who can help you carry your grief is Jesus. He is the ONLY way to heal from the grief of this world. Sure, we can bring food, run errands, sit and cry together but in the still of the night or at first morning light when you just realize that it wasn’t really a bad dream, Jesus is IT!!! And because of His grief, we are healed. (Isaiah 53) I can’t fix it but I KNOW a God who
can! Let Him heal your heart. The coolest part of that is that He takes that grief we thought we couldn’t bear and comforts us and walks us through it daily. Then one day, we realize that it was through that grief that we found Jesus and we know Him like we have never known Him before. Just like Job, at the end, we realize that though we had heard about God, we finally SEE Him
for who He is – the “I AM.” Glory!
P.S. Sorry for all the exclamations and bold type. I was preaching to my computer and just couldn’t quite figure out a way to express the depth of what I was feeling! Also, I just can’t help but turn a post that I had meant to lead you to another post and stinkin’ end up giving a mini-sermon. Man, you would think I would be out of words by now. Hey, at least you don’t have to live with me. You should have heard the sermon I have our oldest the other day. We are helping this lady fix her house that was damaged in the flood and he didn’t want to go help because he was “tired.” Yes, I did it. I lamented to him about how he sleeps on a king size bed each night while this poor family is sleeping in muck. So, be thankful, you are only subject to me some of the time!

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