There was a somber tone in our church on Mother’s Day, and I couldn’t help but think of the recent days events:
- A high school friend lost her mother.
- As we sat in church a young couple’s first baby was being born.
- A man in our church lost his mother that very morning.
- A young girl’s mission trip changed to: runaway girl to a South American country.
Just for a moment, I want to talk about that last point. As I hugged that mom she was fragile as a wisp, and I was afraid a strong wind might easily blow her away. Her posture mirrored shock…sorrow…disbelief. She looked mentally beaten up. Deep from within her came quiet groans…just holding on.
What can we do? Where can we go? Where is God?
As we listened to our Pastor’s report on the disturbing change of plans, I could feel the whole church sigh. I sat with the parents, and now and then heard the mom’s soft groans…but she sang stronger than I thought was in her.
The Holy Spirit hears our groans and goes deep into us. He prays gallantly to the Father for the souls that have their hearts torn from them. He interprets those groans for us.
Do we believe God? Can we surrender everything to him in these hard days? Can we take the great pain along with the small pleasures of this earth?
Is God enough?
Is God enough…for the future we don’t know?
Our future on this glorious earth is on course to kill itself. It reminds me of a small child just learning to run. He runs downhill faster than his legs can keep up…and he tumbles, and tumbles…and that’s where we are.
Is God enough?
There is no other choice…
God is the best choice…the only choice for life.
In the end we will all bow to the Almighty who made us, and we will know that HE IS. But will we all bow humbly before our God? Will we give honor to the great I AM who made us, the one who gave us grace?
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
For these parents grieving, for their children, we must help, and bathe them in prayer. We must go to the God of the Angel Armies and plead for direction, strength, and grace.
We will pray for restoration of the joy.
God is enough.
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
Psalm 51:12 ESV