Today has been a day where small encouragements were given throughout the day. The first came through a very, very heavy heart this morning at church. I sat annoyed, and barely able to sing at all because I knew the words of praise would not be heart felt and honest. Somehow through the teaching this morning this verse stuck with me.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet without sin. let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
--hebrews 4: 14-16
We left church and headed for the hospital.
While visiting Mom today, one of her nurses made a casual comment about how Mom reminds her of her Mom. I asked "how so?"
Apparently she had an aneurysm years ago. I asked if she had also suffered strokes because of it.
She said yes and all the doctors kept telling her family there was no hope for her. The strokes had left her in an almost vegetative state...just like Mom. They finally sent her home, and she told us that her dad said that wouldn't do. They were not going to give up. They began working with her. Slowly "like a baby" she learned everything again.
The nurse's mom was currently watching her grandkids and fixing dinner for her family.
Hows that for some hope.
A little dose of mercy...and It was just what I needed.