Thursday, November 15, 2007

Outpouring

I've always known that God consoles. I've seen him send children to fill the arms of one who is grieving. I've seen him open a person's eyes to the beauty and the blessing around them. I've seen him provide meals, cars, homes, clothes, plane tickets, cars.


But I have never seen anything like this.


My sister lost her husband in a terrible crash that probably claimed his life instantly. It was swift. It was violent. It was final.


I could go on and on describing how my sister found out. Describing the fact that we were in South America when we got the news and how we raced back. We all felt desperate and helpless to reach her as soon as we wish we could.


Meanwhile...

The body of Christ was in action surrounding my sister and my two beautiful nieces with love and support and any other thing they could possibly need.


I don't have a lot of time to write, as I've become part of that effort. But the outpouring is beautiful. The body of Christ in Franklin, Tn. has shown God's love to my sister, her girls, and my extended family. They have made his love tangible and very present at such a crucial time.
Will blog later.

Meanwhile, Thank you, God.

6 comments:

Peter L said...

Jesus said that the lost would know we are Christians by our love, and the Christians around your sister have shown the community what that love is.

God be with you and yours in these days. Your sister will need continued support, as I have heard that the reality sets in when everyone goes home. But, I know you will continue to help her at every step because you love the Lord!

Bike Bubba said...

I grieve for your, and your sisters's, loss, but rejoice to see the church doing what her Lord designed her to do. Thanks for sharing this, and the eulogy for Jonathan as well.

cafeglover said...

Great to hear from you both.
Thank you for your comments.
He's been gone just a little over a month. It still seems impossible.

Bike Bubba said...

How are you hanging in there? Haven't seen much, so I figured I'd ask.

cafeglover said...

Thanks, Bike Bubba.
It's nice to be remembered.
Yours is the comment that will get me blogging again.
Interesting how one event can lead to another, and pretty soon you're not doing some of the things you want to do.
I am fine. It's just that life is going 80mph, and I am going 35 mph!

Susan Fleming said...

Hi Evelyn!

You are invited to play a bloggers game of tag. Answer the questions, link back to me, and join the fun.

I can't wait to see what you say.

Your friend,
Susan Fleming