This little beauty I found at the Good Will for about $3.00. It was made by Johnson Bros of England...and pictures...Old Britain Castles. I looked it up on ebay and found there are many....some in the loveliest pink. Quite common, but I'd never seen this pattern before, have you? As I posted this picture, I made a mental note to say, this is not an 'electric' dish...grin. Notice the electric cord to the left of it...thats my mouse 'tail' or should I spell that...mouse tale...for it enables me to enter the World Wide Web and talk to you. =)..oh happy day.
In thinking about terrible things that can happen to us...I had this thought. In their own way ...they can and do work together for good in us. I know for I have experienced this. In times of heartache or loss of health....we do not care about the fads and pleasures of this temporary life. We turn to God. We need him as never before. As I have sorrowed in different times of bereavement or heartache....the psalms have come alive in my hands and heart. God has been with me and reassured me, He is in control of everything. There are times we must suffer (we are under the curse of sin you know...Eve chose to disobey God....as we all have at times...sad to say)(all have sinned and come short of the glory of God) but He loves us and is the God of all comfort. He longs to help us at every turn of the road. This life/health is uncertain and fleeting, Every single one of us....will die physically. How or when, we don't know, but we know it is Bible fact and we see it all around us our whole lifetime.The good news? Jesus Christ died for sinners such as I....taking my punishment...so that I can be presented faultless before God at the judgement seat. My sins forgiven. Suffering IS horrible....chemo is horrible, but my daughter who is an RN....told me long ago...it is given to prevent MORE suffering from what cancer can do to us. Perhaps one could go into remission....a wonderful hope, and/or...be lifted by death to a higher plane of living...immortal...joyous! IF we have repented and trusted Christ as personal Saviour. By the way, I recently read in a column by Dr. Peter Gott...this from a lady who wrote in....if a popsicle is sucked during the chemo treatment....it will prevent a person from getting mouth ulcers from the chemo. Thats worth the try!
God will not be there for us as an 'emergency exit' only though. We must turn to him daily....making sure we are trusting him for all, in the everyday life he gives us. Attend a good Bible teaching church. Pray and read his word the Bible, let him speak to you through it. I would start by reading thru the book of St.John and the Psalms. King David suffered great heartaches, but had a rich and loving relationship with his God...our God. Make sure you are saved....
'For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. (from hell!)
He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:16-18