Thank You, my Dear EX-Family, for giving me the lift I need to see through the pain. Yes, I did many things over the years to myself that if I could have the wisdom of a mature adult I would not have done. However, God in His Mercy also gives us opportunities that come from our mistakes beginning with the opportunity to learn and grow. We have to seize the opportunity and it will transform into a miracle. For me, that’s what you, my BecomeanEX Family is – a miracle.
Because of all of you and the people before you, some of whom have been reclaimed my Our Maker, I have been able to free myself from slavery. Because of you, I have been able to halt the damage of a progressive lung disease. Because of you I have listened and learned to so much daily wisdom about LIFE itself! Because of you I have been able to share my worst pain and my deepest joys along with a bit of info, support and advice. Because of you I have more purpose in life. That is the miracle for those of us who have eyes to see and ears to hear the Glory of the Almighty in His everlasting LOVE for us!
Next time I doubt I will go back again to those beautiful scriptures Matthew 6:25-34
Do Not Worry
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I will go back to that beautiful tribute from Ecclesiastes 3:
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
I will be at Peace with myself and with my friends, yes, but also with my enemies! For I know that “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered!” And yet, HE LOVES ME unconditionally!