"Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you."
Psalm 116:7 (NIV)
This lady experienced big heartbreaks in her life. Her 80 year old mother was raped in her own yard. And later in a nursing home, her mother was physically abused by a staff member. Grief struck again when her granddaughter & great-grandson were killed in a car accident one icy night.
But through all this & more, this wonderful lady clung to Jesus. She was quoted as saying "In all that we've been through, we knew that our strength comes from the Lord. Whenever we fell in a mud puddle, we just jumped right out & into His arms."
"I will lift up the cup of salvation & call on the name of the Lord."
Jumping out of a mud puddle & into Jesus' arms is the type of childlike excitement & trust that can bring us all through our lives. How do you respond when you've "fallen in a mud puddle"? Do you just sit there & let the wet mud soak into your clothes..... or do you jump out into Jesus' arms of safety & peace? Remember, how you react is a reflection of Jesus in your life to those around you.
"Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name....who redeems your life from the pit & crowns you with love & compassion."
Psalm 103:1,4 (NIV)