Tuesday, February 16, 2010

God Brings Peace and Joy Through Tears

I'd like to tell you the results of my Valentine's Day. Oh, I got a glorious dinner at an Italian restaurant which included white chocolate cheesecake. What can I say but that is was "heavenly." I also got a silly card and a cute old black and white DVD that I had enjoyed before.

I want to tell you what happened in the Spiritual. At church, there was something said in a class which shook me deeply. I cried and probablly made a fool of myself. But I don't like the things "I know" to be messed with. So I was in church trying to praise God and crying at the same time. Then one of our ladies started to wave a thin gossamer flag with the picture of a lion on it. It was The Lion of Judah. Then, almost instantly, the sound people put up a background picture on the wall of a lion with gorgeous soft eyes. I don't think either party knew about the other. I believe it was a God thing. It hit me right in the heart. Of course I think of the lion as Aslan from the Narnia stories. But deeper, I know who it is. Jesus is the Lion of Judah and that face always gets me. It was as if the Lord were saying, "hold my hand, I'm here."

I cried still more, but I have learned to be a "fool for Christ." When things like this happen, I just let the Lord have His way. Isn't that one of the things that church is about? To be moved by something? I was moved by God's compassion for me.

Later, I pulled two books that I thought would help me with my search for truth. As I started reading one, I noticed that they both had the same author. I had not realized that the little book was by the author of the bigger one I was wanting to search through.

The Lord led me to read all of the small book. Here, he answered a question I had early in the day and had asked Him to please be specific. He was. Then the bigger book comforted me and hepled me realize that what had bothered me in the church class and the big books' truths could be reconciled and I could have peace. Peace - I did have it. I also got so excited that I was free that I could hardly sleep.

Why am I telling all this? Because I know and believe God to be alive and working in me and for me and when I say that He is wonderful, I know it by experience. He will show His love to you, too in a way that can only be called miraculous. It was altogether a great day.


  1. Woohoo! Thank you for sharing. :-) God is faithful. If we want truth, I absolutely believe he'll give it to us. :-) I'm glad you were comforted.
    I just finished two pieces of cheesecake, and yet I'm drooling over your white chocolate one!

  2. Oh, Jessica, that may have been the best thing I ever ate.

  3. Hi Nancy -

    I often have that type of experience when listening to certain Christian music. Steve Green sings a number of songs that move me to tears and give me a deeper appreciation of Jesus.

    Susan :)

  4. How wonderful! When we let God work through us it is truly an amazing thing:)

  5. The Word says Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

    Rev. 5:5 "...and one of the elders said to me, 'Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."

    i love Him!

  6. How wonderful that experience was:) I'm glad you feel comfortable with all your emotions! I admit I'm not so much in public but the older I get and the more I see God at work in my life, the more emotional I get!