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This past week I met with a friend whom I just recently got to know. She has gone through a teriffic amount of trauma and abuse in her life.
I desperately wanted to share with her who Jesus is to her and how he made her into such a wonderful person she is today, in part we talked about versus in Psalm 139:
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
It was then that I wrote her in part the following, name removed;
...........you have been through so much for so many years which few people can identify with. I remember sitting with people in my Victim Service years, with someone in crisis. Most of the time when I met someone they were at the point of crashing. Sometimes if I found it appropiate, I would draw a 180 deg. curve with a straight line underneath. The line representing our walk of life from birth to eternity. The line of our lives as I may call it is never static, it has ups and downs. Sometimes there are sharp drops when we go through crisis and when that happens, if we have loved ones or friends who help us through that tough time we can deal with it. But if not we climb that curve and eventually crash. When we come to or close to that crashing point, it will take a long time to heal, one step at the time. Yet............ when we fully trust Jesus he can certainly help us heal more quickly or for some people instantly. I have never full found that instant healing as I told you that I deal with a lot of pain. At times I cry out to god to heal me now, but that is not happening. God’s plan is much greater then mine and I have to trust him. Is it always easy, NO, Never. But deep in my heart I know Jesus is there for me, He has not forgotten me, NOR HAS HE EVER FORGOTTEN YOU .......
The reason I share this with you when I thought about all this I wanted to desperately create a picture - which was in my mind - to share with those I met.
The following picture I put together and I hope and pray it will help some of you to share this with those seeking a way to be free. The song, God on the Mountain was added with permission from the Lynda Randle Ministry. It was such a fitting song to add to my picture. (Another amazing song by Lynda is called I'm Free - look it up on Youtube.
I pray that God would move in the lives of all of you who give to others so freely to those with missing and murdered loved ones. You truly follow one of my favorite scripture verses, Mat. 25:35-36
35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’