Yesterday was a blessing. Every where I went I was blessed…..
It started off at a funeral. Yep, a funeral. My grandmother’s niece passed away and I got to visit with cousins that I haven’t seen in years. Twice I was mistaken for my mother. Thrilled to think that I looked like Mom, I politely set the record straight….I do not look 66! Ah, I joke, but it was a blessing….Mom was a beautiful person.
The service itself was so sweet just like Wilson, herself. The reverend had asked the family for some Bible verses that would describe Wilson’s life. Proverbs 31:10-31 was read. Oh, how true…….. Wilson’s life was the perfect example of those verses. She was such a beautiful spirit.
Not only was the celebration of Wil’s life a blessing but the sweet memories that flooded my mind during the service. I was taken back to the days of my childhood visiting Grandma’s house. Everyday, as soon as Grandma’s stories were over, Wil would call. They had to talk about the day’s events on Days of Our Lives and their garden. It was wonderful to revisit those days gone by….again such a blessing.
After I left the funeral, I had some errands to run since I was in town. First stop was the Christian bookstore. Here, I grabbed a book for my Bible study. As I was in line to purchase the book, the cashier was experiencing God as she talked to another customer. She was feeling led by the Holy Spirit. I stood there in awe of her ease to let this stranger know how God shows and showers His love. I could see the man needed her words…. and she continued without concern of the line growing longer…..the beauty of it was, all of us in line just stood there listening. Not a soul moved, fidgeted nor complained…..we allowed God to work. It was beautiful.
Then, I kept running into people I haven’t seen in years. First at the craft store, I saw an old high school buddy and her mom. We laughed as we revisited the old days. Then at the library, I saw a college buddy and she was amazed to see me…..I think she was more amazed to hear that I called her a blessing. Her sweet smile and beautiful daughter brought such joy. Then there was the secretary from my kids’ former school. She had such kind words about my children. My neighbor was there to give advice and encouragement. Oh, last but surely not least, I got to have lunch with the biggest blessing in my life, Mark, my dear sweet husband. We talked without interruption and enjoyed a meal at a restaurant that we would visit when we were first married. Again, sweet memories rose to the top and we enjoyed every minute of them.
It was absolutely a picture perfect day! At the end of my day, I was still sighing with such content. It is so amazing to see God’s face in every encounter yesterday. It was truly a wonderful day.
What a blessing that God could turn a regular day into a divine experience!! Now, look around and find your blessings!! God has placed them all around you…. all you have to do is look!