Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Romans 3: 3-5

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Lamentations 3: 21-24

21 Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”
Today, I am thankful for sweet friends that God places in our lives to go through the trials of life. These two verses were shared with me by a precious lady named Currie, when we were both Moms of an infant in the NICU at Children's Hospital 10 years ago! This piece of paper has been in my Bible since it was given to me way back then. Our baby girls experienced quite a few ups and downs in their time at Children's. Just like any life - their are good times and bad times. This crumbled piece of paper serves to remind me, even today, about perseverance, hope, faithfulness and God's mercies that are new each day. Sometimes in life, people come along at just the right time and place and impact your life forever. Thanks, Currie, for sharing that NICU experience with us and being an encourager then and now through sharing these two simple verses. Although we live across the country from each other, we have been able to watch these sweet girls grow up through Facebook. I know, without a doubt, that we are both thankful for the mercies shown to us through those difficult days!

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