Saturday, December 5, 2009

Spiritual Sunday . "He Loves Us Just Because"


I am really thankful to Charlotte and Ginger for doing Spiritual Sundays. I love reading the posts others write and it helps me to centre myself on God. Want to join in?  Post what's on your heart, then add your name @http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com 

This past week, a friend, co-worker and a Christian took her life. I'm having a hard time understanding why. She knew God, she was active in her church....she had a good network of friends. I don't think I'll ever understand but I want more than ever to reach out and share kindness and love with those in my world....He showed me so much love and so much gentleness - I really want to make a difference.  

20 comments:

Andrea said...

You are reaching out, dear friend. Do not sell yourself short. Your being exudes "the love of CHRIST."
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Debbie said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. Your right, things like that are so hard to understand. I hear your heart about wanting to share His love with others, and I pray He will bless your efforts.

Blessings,

Debbie

RCUBEs said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. May we all remain strong in the Lord's power. Go sister...follow His leading and where He wants you to be. Nothing to be afraid of because Jesus is by your side. God bless.

Just Be Real said...

Dear one I am sitting with you in your pain.

(((((Sarah)))))

Susan said...

I'm so sorry that you lost a friend. Wow, I know the questions around suicide all too well. I'm sorry Hun.
I believe in His mercy. I believe in His grace.
May our God of all comfort be very near to you in your grief.

Denise said...

Bless you for reaching out sweetie.

Rose said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family!

Hugs,

Rose

char72 said...

I am so sorry about your friend. It is so sad. Good can always come from bad as it strengthens our resolve to do all we can to help those who are in pain for whatever reason.
My prayers and blessings,
Charlotte

Shattered said...

I have had to deal with suicide twice in my life; my mother and my sister. I still grapple with the "whys" and the "what" of what I could have done differently. I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

P.S. I have enjoyed reading your blog this morning.

Leslie said...

I'm very sorry about your friend. A woman at our church did the same thing back in September. We were in choir together, but I didn't know her very well. It was the most difficult funeral I've ever been to. I know she struggled with depression. I do too, but medication really helps me. I just wish I could have done something to make a difference in her life.

Blessings, Leslie

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. I loved that song. Thanks for posting it.

Clif said...

I am sorry about your friend. I loved the video. Thanks for posting.

Ginger said...

This is sad, I'm so sorry to read this. I enjoyed the song it is beautiful.
God Bless,
Ginger

Finally Free said...

It is sad about your friend....Sometimes people are really good at hiding. I know it breaks God heart, too. :(

This is one of my favorite C.D.'s and a great, simple song. Thanks for reminding me of it.
Blessings,
Tammy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How sad your friend was so despondent she took her life. I hope you can pray through this and find peace in the Lord.

Katherine

Cassandra said...

Thanks so much for posting on my blog and telling me what your opinion was. I came to look at your blog on the right day. That song touched me, I have been strugglin whith life as my first post explains on my blog... and it had a true valid point that I know, but need to see more often. Thanks <3 you are a blessing to others. Truly sorry bout your friend.

A Gracious Home said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. We can never know what another person is having to deal with their lives. I find that Christians who smile all the time and pretend they are too close to God to have problems make the people with problems think God doesn't love them as much. I think we all should be honest and say but by the grace of God there go I. I'm praying for you, Doylene

Whidbey Woman said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Several years ago, the same thing happened to me... a friend of mine, who was fairly active in church, committed suicide. She was going through a divorce. I was not aware of how serious her depression was. It came as quite a shock. For a long time, I felt guilty about it. Could I have done something? Why didn't any of us see this coming? Prayer got me through it. And yes, to this day- I still don't understand it. God bless you.

Saleslady371 said...

I feel sorry for people like your friend who cannot take the pain one more day. My heart goes out to you and the family around her.

~*Michelle*~ said...

So sorry you lost a dear friend.....prayers being lifted in everyone's name who are close to her and share in the pain/grief.