In spite of choices that brought sorrow or pain to my life, God is faithful.In spite of circumstances that I didn’t choose, and things fell apart, my God isfaithful. In lack, in prosperity, in deep pain and tears, in joy for good news,my God is faithful. If you know Christ and live by faith, then you know that onething is sure, beyond all doubt,
God is faithful.
Yet, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t admit that there are times,
when we reach a cross-road in life, where we don’t know which way toturn,
when we don’t have answers
and we feel abandoned by those closest to us,friends or family, or even God.
In looking back though, we see with all sense of certainty, that God was faithful?
Yet, when you stand in the midst of sudden and tragic news or trials, and when thefuture looks uncertain, when we hear a diagnosis that threatens our life; when wefeel betrayed God can seem very far away.Most of us have lived long enough to have reached several personal cross roads inlife and have experienced many set backs and lived through crisis. We all crossthese paths, whether in leaving home, going to school or work, in marriage, in the birth of children, in growing older and seeing those children leave. And CrossRoads come in unexpected events of life, where we are forced to make decisionswe wish we never needed to make.
(slide 9This is a picture of my mother, Beverly,
she had a stroke on July 2, last year, washospitalized for 2 months, in rehab, 4 months, and has moved to long-term care.She will never go home again. One day was full of hope, the next full of despair.I would have never dreamed that this brilliant, independent, pianist and artistwouldn’t talk or be able to use her right hand to paint again.