Monday, September 22, 2008

September 22, 2008

Well, this isn't going to be much of a post but I had a praise that I simply have to get out before my computer/monitor goes out. My son finally came to the end of himself Sunday, yesterday. Pastor was giving the sermon Sunday and someone walked right up to my pew. I glanced up and it was my son. He surprised me by coming for our Christmas Eve celebration last year but hadn't been back. I moved my legs so that he could sit down and I grabbed his hand. He is totally broken. He's never not worked. He's never been fired. He's never done anything except get rave reviews from all his employers. And these people just dump him without explaining why (they said they didn't need a reason). After a little while my daughter-in-law came into the pew from the outside aisle. They had missed about half the sermon and the last half of the sermon was just the sermon he needed. I mean, it was as if Dan had written that sermon for Ken and Ken alone. After services he asked if their was anyplace quiet where we could go. I led him and Tamara into the choir room. We set out some chairs and just sort of talked. It hurts so much to see your adult son cry. If it's never happened to you then praise God! Ken is just so hurt and so angry. He's in total shock. And he's turning to God!

Anyway we talked back in the choir room and he asked me if they could talk with the pastor. I went out and found him and sent him back there. As soon as I could get free from another person who had grabbed me, I went back to the choir room again myself. I couldn't hear most of what was being said because everyone was talking so softly. Ken mentioned a time about 2 or 3 years ago when he and my daughter-in-law attended a church in another town. He said he thought it was time for him to come back and asked what he needed to do to be baptized? MY SON!!! Baptized!! It just so happened that last night was a prearranged baptismal class so pastor invited him to come back that evening, last night. Ken did and he's going to be baptized this coming Sunday. I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled this mother is!! I prayed for him every night but feared this would never come in my lifetime. So this is the praise. That my son confessed his sins and asked Jesus to come into his life last night during the class and he's going to be baptized in 6 days! Yea!!! And now my granddaughter wants to be baptized with her dad. I tell you, my head is just spinning. It's like I don't know what to expect next. God is good; all the time. All the time? God is good! So that is my praise.

I'm going to be really busy this week preparing for the service next weekend so I'm not sure if I will find the time to blog. I have to run down our baptismal towels. I was down at the church today searching for enough youth robes (there's going to be a total of 6 people baptized; 4 youths and 2 adults) I think I found exactly 4. But the towels were missing. We just bought three new adult robes last year so I wasn't worried about robes for adults. I just wasn't sure about the youth robes. I would much rather sit out front and watch my son get baptized but since I'm "running" the baptismal service, I'll be back behind the scenes getting everyone into their robes, and handing out handkerchiefs, and towels, etc. I will definitely watch but not from out front. So anyway. I may be silent this week while we arrange things and I get a grip on a new 6-week study our church is starting and I will be teaching. And I don't know how long my computer is going to hold out and I just wanted to get this marvelous praise out for the world to see as quickly as possible, especially not knowing how long I have on my monitor. I'm just so thrilled to be able to pass this information along to all of you. Ours is a terrific God! And I sing His praises all day long! And now you can praise God with me. Hopefully I can get to my blog right away I'm just not sure how I'm going to do this week. I have several people I need to see and catching them is iffy and a whole bunch of "clerical work" to do (copies to make, DVD to view, etc.) I'm just afraid that I won't be able to get back to you later in the week to share my praise and I wanted to do that this evening. It could be that tomorrow will work itself out for a blog but on the other hand???? Until next time...


Sharon said...

Wow, YESSSS God is a Awesome God!
I am happy for you, And I sad for your son!! I know this happened to me 8 years ago, I worked my tail off, gave this woman more than she had ever been given before, she made more money than she ever did, then over a weekend I came into work on that monday and she was there handed me a check said she was sorry and I was laid off/fired! I was devastated!
I found out she fired me to hire another someone else for lesser money, then I found out she told the new girl to do all the work that I did, the girl told her to pay her what she paid me and she would, 6months later she sold the business. But I know I cried for a week, I just don't understand how someone can do that to the ones that work hard and give you 100%. I found another job that I have been here now for 8 yrs, same money but with insurance and it's paid 100% I pay nothing, so I am actually making 3.50$ more than that job.... Like the Bible says when one door closes, another opens, and it's always better!! So I will pray for your son, I hope that you get a new monitor real soon!!
God Bless you my sister

Debra said...

Marj, I am So excited for your son. Your prayers were answered.
Praise God!
Love, Debra

Anonymous said...

It took me awhile to get to your post, but BOY-was it worth it! HALLELUJAH! I am so happy. Please give Ken and Tamara a huge hug from me...and fill us in on the baptism.

Robin Lambright said...

Hey there, WOW! I know you are excited about this news. God is faithful to all our prayers.