Please pray for a dear friend of mine that has helped many ladies and especially missionary ladies around the world, Mrs. Brenda Cox. Today she will see a surgeon about an 11 CM mass near her spleen. Thank you in advance.
John 14:1-6Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in
God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not
so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye
know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can
we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
In February, we took a trip out
to Connecticut, now our home.The trip
had a definite purpose.We had prayed
and fasted asking the Lord to make our short trip profitable in our search for a
place to live.We had asked the Lord to
make it crystal clear where we should rent.On Friday we arrived and Saturday we looked at the first house….Not for
us!The realtor said that we could see
homes on Sunday that would probably be gone on Monday.My husband said that Sunday was the Lord’s
Day and that we would not look again until Monday.We sent him a list of 12 houses we wanted to
On Monday, we met with the
realtor, but as he predicted 8 of the 12 homes were already rented.That left just four to look at.I knew the Lord was narrowing our choices.We only had a week to find a place and if we
had too many choices, it would make it more difficult to know which the Lord’s
choice was.The first house was VERY
small and really not ready to be rented.On to the second, another very small one and very expensive!The third home was on New Haven Avenue.As soon as I walked in I knew it was the
one.The one we had prayed about, the one
the Lord wanted us to live in (the one my furniture would fit it!).I took Randy aside and told him, “This is
it!”He said that the realtor had one
more for us to look at and he felt that we should be courteous to him and see
it.I reluctantly relented and off we
went to the last house.The realtor
pulled into the driveway and there were people outside.They told us that the house was already
rented, but they hadn’t notified the realtor!It was as if the Lord shone a spotlight on just the right place.His path was plain!Psalms
27:11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine
We arrived back in Ohio the next
week knowing exactly where we were going to be living in our new state!As we packed and planned, we measured the
furniture to see which room would be Christa’s or ours.Also, where would the home office be set up
and which desk would go there?Would
Randy’s bookshelves fit into the new office at the church?So many questions, but since we already knew
the layout and measurements of the new house and church office, it was so much
easier to decide what would go where.
My dear friend, Val, flew out to
Ohio and helped us the last few days and then she and I took turns driving our
car to Connecticut.As we drove, we
listened to the Hutson Sister’s CD “Glad Reunion Day”.They recorded the CD soon after their father
went to Heaven.One of the songs has Dr.
Curtis Hutson and his wife singing.Before they sing, the CD has several clips from one of his sermons on
Heaven.It is my favorite.I love to hear his voice say, “Let not your
heart be troubled.”He is of course,
quoting our Saviour Jesus Christ.
“’Let not your heart be troubled.’You can take a lot on the trip if you know
what’s at the end.”Dr. Curtis Hutson
I started thinking about how much
easier this move was than when we landed back in the US.This time we knew where we were going to put
our furniture.As we packed for the move
to Connecticut, I sorted through the many things that have accumulated over the
last 30 years of marriage. There were
things that I hadn’t used in a long time and things that were never going to
fit into the new house.We gave these
things away and kept the many things that would be a help in our new residence
and Randy’s new job.We KNEW what was at
the end of our trip on March 21, 2012.
Someday, I am going to take
another “trip”.I too know where I am
going!I KNOW what is at the end!I know what is important to take along and
what should be left behind.What’s
important and what’s not!
“Heaven is an actual real place…You know we’re going someplace.I know they say we’re just imagining it, but
the longer I live the more real it gets to me.They say, well everybody has to have a little something to encourage
them on.This is not a little something.This is a solid fact.There’s a real Heaven.”Dr. Curtis Hutson
Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Friend, Jesus IS the only
way.He said it, not me.Won’t you take time to come to Jesus?See yourself as He sees you, a sinner in need
of a Saviour.He wants you to be able to
take the trip to Heaven, but the choice is yours.He doesn’t force anyone.
What are you taking on your
journey??What’s at the end of your
trip?The choice is yours.