Not all anniversaries are happy ones. Today is the 2nd anniversary of the death of my mother and grandmother. Let me tell you that I can't believe it's been two years; it just doesn't seem possible. However, I'm not here to bring you down. Hopefully I will be an encouragement to you today. You see, even though the death of my loved ones took me to the pit of despair, my Savior lifted me up out of that pit and rescued me, healed me, comforted me, delivered me and yes - He has turned my mourning into gladness! Who else but Jesus can do such a thing? If you don't know Jesus, man, I don't know what to say. I literally would not still be here on this earth if it weren't for my Jesus! I urge you to seek salvation through Jesus Christ. He promises that if you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you of those sins and to cleanse you from ALL unrighteousness! AMAZING!
Psalm 18 was seemingly written for me and everything I felt. Especially verses 4-6
"The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears."
There is a song that our worship leader, Dean Lusk, introduced to us recently. It is my new favorite worship and praise song - "Savior". This song could not be any closer to what I feel/believe about my Lord. I mean, this song describes every way that Jesus revealed Himself to me - AWESOME!