My daughters grew up going to church and they didn't always want to go either. I encouraged them to learn, keep an open mind and make a few friends along the way. So as they left for college, I prayed and encouraged them to find a place to worship. Do something to keep God in their lives. God is always here, it's us that moves away.
This summer my daughters wanted my sister and I to come to Tuscaloosa for a visit and see a movie. And go to worship with them. Wow, what a sweet blessing to hear that invitation! We enjoyed our visit and had a lot of fun.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine from high school lost her daughter. The day I heard about it I couldn't stop thinking about it. And I think about it often since then.
I thought I would send a card. It seemed like it wasn't enough, such a small thing to do. I felt like the encouraging words on that card would get lost in the tasks my friend had in front of her. So I intentionally waited and didn't send it right away.
Her daughter was 22 with so much life ahead! Here I am planning and enjoying being with my daughters while my friend is hopefully starting to heal. I've never been in her situation. Only God knows what's ahead. No matter what, I know I will be needing His positive influence.
I pray for His comfort for my friend and that she knows He is there.
Now it's time to send that card!