Friday, September 4, 2009

Thankful for the Small Things


This morning I stayed in bed a bit longer than needed. I quickly dressed, hoping I'd make it to Mass on time. The thing is, we had a Communion service because our priest is just now coming home from Ireland. While I miss the Consecration of the Eucharist, I told myself, our Lord is present in the already consecrated hosts.

Jumping in my car, I detoured and entered the highway with about five minutes left to making it to the church. The stop light caught me. When it turned green, I was turning left and did not have a turn signal. I made it to the light before it turned yellow, and I noticed oncoming traffic was very far away. I sailed into the church parking lot. I thanked God for clearing the path for me. He does that so many times in life. He wants to us to have a clear path. We throw the obstacles in most of the time. And when the obstacles aren't of our doing, He still offers us His help to continue on our way. Sometimes He gives us a red light telling us to stop and wait! Other times He gives us a yellow light telling us we can move ahead but with caution and being prepared to stop and wait again.

The added bonus to making it to this Communion service, was I entered the hall to find my son and his wife waiting for me. They are trying to attend Mass before going to work. I didn't know they would be there today, but they assumed I would be there. Of course, God knew all of this already. Isn't He a wonderful Papa? He loves us so much! I love Him too and wish to love Him even more!

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Please remember my son and his wife in your prayers. They are becoming on fire for their faith. Please pray they continue a lifetime of loving and serving God. Also I ask you to pray for my other son and his girlfriend. She became Catholic but neither are practicing. I'm praying the Holy Spirit will ignite their hearts. God bless you, and I'm praying for all of you too!

9 comments:

Karinann said...

Glad God cleared your path this morning. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Just noticed your Twitter List- thanks for the FF.

Colleen said...

What a beautiful post. I sure will pray for your sons and their loved ones! That is so cool that your son and daughter-in-law knew you would be there and they waited for you.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Thank you Karinann and Colleen. Thank you for your friendship and prayers. ~love~

sarah said...

I am standing in prayer agreement too. Sarah

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Thank you Sarah ~ you are precious! Prayers and hugs to you!!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I rejoice that your one son has engaged with God and will pray for the same for your other son. I am still working on my husband. Doah, our youngest son, once prayed in lieu of the grace had been asked to say, "Thank you, God, for bringing Mommy to you, but you forgot about Daddy!" That surprised my husband quite a lot, but often this particular kid has insights from his simplicity that we miss.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Elizabeth, Thank you, I will remember your husband in prayer too. Reading what your son said gave me chills. It would have surprised me for sure!

~ Judy ~ said...

A beautiful post...it is sometimes so difficult to get out of God's way as we wait and watch how He is working in the lives of our children who are out on their own isn't it?
I try so hard to "let go, and let God"...trusting that they will be led to a closeness in Christ and His Church through the grounding of the foundation they were given.
I will pray for your son and ask you also to pray for mine :)

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Thank you Judy, I'm praying for your son too!