Romans 5:17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God's wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.
I was not planning to use a scripture(s) at the beginning of every entry but when I need word daily to speak to me so much, I figure I may as well share it with all who read it. Today I woke up excited for church, you see, once a month we have a family feast at our church and I just cherish those times. It is a time when I don't have to be anywhere else after a long work week and my kids don't bug me because they are having fun with all their buddies. It is such a peaceful time. Well, last night I baked some peanut butter kisses cookies and had some 2-liters of soda packed for church and was actually on time, and for those of you who know me, know that is a big deal. I loaded the kiddos in the van and after a hectic time of getting 4 kids to get ready for church I was on my way, ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I was gonna have a whole 1 1/2 hours of peace while my kids were in children's church and I could hear me some word. Or so I thought! My son started complaining of an earrache on the way to church and really tugging and actually hitting at his ear. I thought he was being crazy, never seeing him do something like this before. We got to church and he had tears, I took the kids in and he was still not well. I decided to take him in service with me and maybe some worship music that had some good truth to it may help the ear heal quickly. He did not get well fast, and after sitting for a song and the noise hurt the ear worse, I decided to take him to a prompt care. I called the Dr. on the way and they said go to Morton, the wait was horrendous and this baby of mine was in severe pain, I could tell! I walked out and went to Methodist ER. Someone met us inside the door and took our info and put us in a room super quick. My son looked at me and said, "Mom, I have asked Jesus about 10 times to heal my ear, why isn't he helping me?" Oh, the helplessness, I felt, I wanted to cry! I told him that help was coming and Jesus has already paid for his healing and he looked at me strangely, but with hope. He soon, was letting out owww, owwww, owwww, he couldn't relax, the pain was bad, and I kept asking God to give me patience. Soon the Dr. came in and checked him, he had strep throat and a real bad ear infection. We had been at the Dr. earlier in the week and Strep test was negative. They gave us some prescriptions and finished our paper work and we were on our way! Now we were at Walgreen's waiting for medicine, I call my oldest daughter who is at church and eating with my friends and I told her we would be there soon, she said, "I am supposed to go to my Dad's today!" I was about ready to reach through the phone, and well, I don't want to tell you! I finished getting the medicine filled, and it took 3o minutes and my baby cried the whole time, they had put some drops in his ear, but he needes something more! I came back to our church picked up the other kids and we came home to a very dramatic time of 4 teaspoons of yucky meds that had to be taken. Finally, peace came! I ran to my bible and I started this blog, am just now finishing it at 11 p.m. I had to think that earlier I wanted to scream at my 18 year old daughter who was so selfish for stating the fact that her plans were hindered, I had the same thought, but just didn't verbalize the issue. But God is right there, like I was for Jakob, just when I need him, and he is not disappointed about it. You see, he can be everywhere at once, isn't that cool! When I got home all I could think about as I was searching for a godly thought, was I am righteous! And God put Romans 5:17 on my mind!
And guess what, I decided to finally receive his righteousness!! Throughout that hectic day, it was easy to forget about it! I am so happy it is mine!!! =) And my son, he is resting, and I reminded him of his righteousness too!