Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PERFECT AND COMPLETE LOVE



THIS SATURDAY WAS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING DAYS I'VE HAD IN AGES.  VERA INVITED TO BE AT THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT. EVEN THOUGH IT'S ABOUT 500 MILES FROM MY HOME, BECAUSE OF MY BACKGROUND CONNECTED TO VERA'S WORK AND MINISTRY, AND BECAUSE SHE HAD HEARD ABOUT ME MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, AND NO ONE HAD FOR YEARS AND YEARS, SHE ENTERED MY LIFE.  
 SO, I WENT.

IT IS CONNECTED TO A "HOUSE" IN EAST ST. LOUIS, AND I WAS A WORKER THERE INVOLVED WITH PROTECTING AND CARING FOR VIOLENTLY ENDANGERED AND 
POVERTY STRICKEN FAMILIES.
 IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS 21-TO-22 YEARS OLD.
[AND I HAD PROTECTORS, TOO.]

MY HEART HAS BEEN FILLED EVER SINCE FOR THAT CITY AND THAT "HOUSE", BUT VERY RARELY EVER BEEN IN THAT WHOLE ST. LOUIS AREA, AND USUALLY JUST DRIVING THROUGH.

ANOTHER AMAZEMENT WAS THAT WHEN SHE MET ME, A SHORT WHILE LATER SHE SAID I WOULD BE A 2-MINUTE SPEAKER.  WHAT???  DO IT?  TWO MINUTES???  ME???

THE BOARD LEADER OF THIS FAMOUS HELPING HOUSE SPOKE, OTHER MAIN LEADERS SPOKE, THE MAYOR SPOKE... AND SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 500 AND 600 PEOPLE WERE THERE FOR THE EVENT, INCLUDING WONDERFUL DINNER.

AND I DID MY 2-MINUTES.  
[NOT 2-HOURS, WHICH I COULD HAVE DONE, KNOWING WHAT I KNOW. BUT IT WAS A BLESSING TO SHARE A BIT, AND, HOPEFULLY, OPEN MORE DOORS THERE.]

I'LL BE POSTING ABOUT THIS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.  IT WAS AN OVERWHELMING GLORIOUS REJOICING DAY.

AND THE WORD OF GOD, SHARED TODAY IS TRUE!!!
ANYWHERE, HERE, OR THERE.



SUNDAY STILLNESS

4 comments:

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to hearing more.

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful photo. You both are glowing. This is how it is when Christ is at the center of our lives. I sense from your words how deeply this event has touched you. God is so good. Thank you for sharing what's going on in your life. It encourages me.

3dlessons4life said...

Wonderful! The smile on your face in this picture says it all -- the Spirit was there. :)

Janis Cox said...

Thanks so much for linking to Sunday Stillness,
Blessings,
Janis www.janiscox.com