Bev Foster shares with us...
John 16:33 NIV
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Life comes in waves. God has told us that in this life we will have troubles! The last few months have done nothing, if not show us the truth in this Bible verse. The truth is, that life throws us curves, but the most important thing to remember is that God will always be there for us, through it all.
I could never have imagined a pandemic, coupled with the need to take my mom in after her hospitalization. As hard as it all was, God has taught me some important life lessons.
He has opened my eyes to the realization that life sometimes comes full circle. Never, as a child, would I have ever imagined that I would become the caregiver, to the mother who had given so much to me as a child, and even more as I became a mother to my own children.
Nothing I could do could ever have been able to equal all she did and how she was there for me during some really tough times.
As we drove her down to Valley Cares, she held my hand and thanked me for all I had done for her. I told her that there was no need to thank me for it. I would do it again and again, for all eternity, because she had given so much to me. I am the person I am, because she loved and nurtured me. She sent me to Sunday School and instilled in me a love for the God who is sovereign over all. I would never live long enough to be able to repay her for her unconditional love and grace.
The same is true of the God we serve! Nothing we could ever do could repay Him for His love and mercy. And though, in this life we will have trouble, take heart, because He has overcome and we are promised a life with Him, free of the world that sometimes throws us curves.