….for they shall obtain mercy.
How appropriate that this was today’s verse in Greg Laurie’s devotion. It was exactly what I needed to read, because out of all the people I have ever met, there is none more deserving of mercy than Sue; Jason’s mom, my future mom-in-law.
His devotion states…….“Yet Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful. . . . ” Mercy is something we do, not just something we feel. It means to help a person in need, to rescue the miserable. Mercy means a sense of pity, plus a desire to relieve the suffering. Simply saying, “I feel your pain” is not mercy. Mercy is meeting the need, not just feeling it. Real mercy is pity plus action.”
On Saturday Jason and I helped Sue clean up a house of man who died from her Church. She was preparing it for an estate sale, because the grown children of this man were to grieved to deal with the process. The mom had died several years earlier. It is a home filled with many “collectibles”. It took hard work to even attempt the organization, and after she had already worked on it for three days before, it looked pretty good when we left. Why did she go to all the trouble? Because of mercy and heart. No other reason. No benefit at all. She was being kind and helping someone in need. That is just the person she is. She reaches out in love and embraces others to show them love in action, in which she receives in return.
She is now due her mercy. It is in God’s hands, as she awaits surgery on her brain from a ruptured blood vessel that occurred yesterday morning. One of those unbelievable things that happen suddenly and quickly. We cannot fathom the reasons, or understand the whys.
She is by far the kindest, most loving, heart-centered, self-less human being I have ever met. She doesn’t miss an opportunity to hug.
She raised three of the most gentlest, sweet men on the planet.
Every chance to gather the family to her, to cook, to play, to hug, to lovingly thrive in every moment, beaming with pride at her family. She is a beautiful soul inside and out.
I don’t know what today holds. All I know is a very precious woman who I love and adore fights for her life and I pray with all my heart for mercy and the action of it in her healing and restoration. I am on my way to hold the hand of her son. A man who wouldn’t be who he is without her nurture. A man who has been at the hospital all night and day along with his brothers and step-dad.
I witnessed a miracle when a fellow blogger Spot’s husband was in a near fatal car crash. He went home from the hospital two weeks later. From the pictures of the car, that was incredible. I believe in miracles and we need one right now.
If you are a prayer warrior, would you pray this prayer today as Sue goes to surgery. It is from a my dear friend Sandy. She posted to my Facebook and I think it is an earnest request.
Dear Father in heaven, please be with Sue and all the family members right now. Guide the doctors hands and minds and decisions in what they have to do. Lord, you are the great healer and prayers are so powerful. Give peace, to… all the family members and loved ones. Thank you father for your guidance during this time. In your precious name….Amen!!!!!