Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sabbath Moments - Coincidence?

Sabbath Moments is a weekly meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. You can read more about this meme on Colleen's site - she has written beautifully on the meaning of the word Sabbath.

I am indebted to all my online friends for their recent outpouring of prayers and e-mails concerning both my pastor and Randy's cousin. Randy and I send our thanks to each and every one of you. This is the true meaning of unity in Christ and we have been deeply touched by your response. I could not think of a greater Sabbath Moment than this outpouring - there is none. Please know that I pray for each and every one of you, also.

Randy was at work the other day and while praying for Jonna's salvation he said, "O Lord, I pray her heart was right with you." While speaking with the Lord his diad accidentally brushed up against a rosebush and I'd like to share the picture he took right after. This petal resembles a heart and made us smile. He has been working for this company for 18 years and never has had anything stick to his diad except on this one occasion when he was praying that his cousin's heart was right with God when she passed. It is also interesting to note that we had started a Novena to the Sacred Heart for her the night before. Coincidence?
Perhaps. I prefer to see it as a God - incidence :)

Rest in peace, Jonnalee.






18 comments:

  1. Definitely a God-incidence. And a beautiful sabbath moment as well. Continued prayers for all of you from this corner of the world. God bless.

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  2. Colleen,
    Thanks Colleen! I am very thankful to have friends like you online :) God bless you, too!

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  3. Ros,
    Yes, the timing was too perfect to be a simple coincidence. Plus, I had been asking Our Lady to intercede for her, also, and I'm sure you know my favorite title for Mother Mary since I named my other blog after this title (Mystical Rose). So we took this as a little sign from heaven - a smile from God I guess you could say :)

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  4. The mercy of God knows no bounds and I'm sure your prayers for Randy's cousin obtained the necessary grace for her heart to be right with God.

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  5. I immediately thought of Our Lady and St Therese when I read this. Perhaps they both were sending your husband a consoling message.

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  6. Barb,
    Yes, His mercy is great indeed :)

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  7. Karin,
    I thought of them both, too :) And it consoled my husband very much! He sent it on to his family so I know it struck him as a gift from God.

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  8. I don't believe in coincidences, Mary. Surely a gift from God. A little sign of His love.

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  9. God-incidence. Love it!

    God Bless

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is just too awesome Mary with the heart. Thank you for sharing such a precious story. Blessings my friend.

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  11. Michael,
    I guess we all agree then :)

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  12. Hi JBR,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the post :) I hope you are doing well and that your Mom is improving. May God bless you both, my friend.

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  13. I love your special story! Thanks for sharing. And God bless you too, Mary!

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  14. Sheila,
    My husband forwarded the picture to his family and told them the story. It comforted them :)

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