Friday, February 24, 2006

Pick up the phone

 

My dear sister-in-law  Beverly sent this to me.  She is the Mom of Jacob who was in the terrible motorcyle accident in October, my nephew who was only 18 years of age.  He is in Heaven now.  She is really having a hard time.  So is her husband  David Jacobs' Daddy.  Please pray for them. Here is the prayer she sent me today:

Hello God,
                  I called tonight
                  To talk a little while
                  I need a friend who'll listen
                  To my anxiety and trial.
                  You see, I can't quite make it
                  Through a day just on my own...
                  I need your love to guide me,
                  So I'll never feel alone.
                  I want to ask you please to keep
                  My family safe and sound.
                  Come and fill their      lives with confidence
                  For whatever fate they're bound.
                  Give me faith, Dear God, to face
                  Each hour throughout the day,
                  And not to worry over things
                  I can't change in any way.
                  I thank you God for being home
                  And listening to my call,
                  For giving me such good advice
                  When I stumble and fall.
                  Your number, God, is the only one
                  That answers every time.
                  I never get a busy signal,
                  Never had to pay a dime.
                  So thank you, God, for listening
                  To my troubles and my sorrow.
                  Good night, God, I love You too,
                  And I'll call again tomorrow!
                           
Do you see yourself in This One?

 

                 The man said,


                  , "God,speak    to         me"
                  and a meadowlark sang
                  But, the man did not hear.


                  So the man yelled, "God, speak to me"
                  and the thunder rolled across the sky
                  But, the man did not listen.
                  The man looked around and said,
                  "God let me see you."
                  And a star shined brightly.

                  But the man did not see.
                  And, the man shouted,
                  "God show me a miracle."
                  And, a life was born.

                  But, the man did not notice.
                  So, the man cried out in despair,
                  "Touch me God,
                  and let me know
                  you are here."
                  Whereupon, God reached down
                  and touched the man.
                  But, the man brushed
                  the butterfly away
                  and walked on.

                  I found this to be a great reminder
                  that God is always around us in the
                  little and simple things
                  that we take for granted...
                  even in our electronic age...
                  so I would like to add one more:

                  The man cried,
                  "God, I need your help!"
                  And an e-mail arrived reaching out
                  with good news and encouragement.

                  But, the man deleted it and continued crying...

                  Don't miss out on a blessing
                  because it isn't packaged
                  the way that you expect.

                  
                  .

                  Expect the unexpected.....

                  Have A Happy Day!

.
             God is there for you and so am I
                  always even when everyone else
                  has betrayed you and left you. 

If you still have your family in your life, pick up the phone and give them a call.  Tell them you love them.  If they are close reach out and hug them.

Barbara

6 comments:

stansgirl2004 said...

This entry was so sad and sweet it made me tear up
You know I will say a prayer for Jacob and the whole family
Love Marina

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful poem; will keep your family in my prayers, Barbara. I can't imagine the heartbreak they have over Jacob's death

betty

am4039 said...

brought tears to my eyes.  I'm so sorry for you sil and her husband.  

queenb8261 said...

I'm so sorry for their loss.  God must have a special need for him in heaven.  Thoughts and prayers.  Hugs, Barb

mtrib2 said...

My prayers for her and her family.   mark

grofsand said...

There you have it...God speaks to us in HIS language...all we need to do is listen with our hearts!  Great entry!  Marc :)