Sunday, January 27, 2013

Faithful . . . To What?

Yesterday my husband and I attended a Memorial Service for my sister's father-in-law, who passed away after a long illness.  It was a blessing as he had been in much pain and now he is in the presence of Jesus.  I always enjoyed being around him, as he always made me feel part of his family.

Our two nephews and niece shared during the service about their Grandfather - the special times they shared and their many memories.  It was emotional for them and emotional for me as their Auntie to see them so sad.  It is comforting for me to know they will be comforted by Him as they go through this next year of firsts - First birthdays without their Grandpa B., first Father's Day, first Christmas, etc. 

Many other family members shared their memories as well.  When describing this Godly man, one word used over and over and over was faithful.  Faithful to his Lord, his wife and his family.

faith·ful - (1) strict or thorough in the performance of duty; (2) true to one's word, promises vows; (3) steady in allegiance or affection; (4) reliable, trusted or believed; (5) adhering or true to fact

So the question -

What or whom are you most faithful to?  Work &/or  Play &/or Spouse &/or Family &/or God?   These areas are in the wrong order - but could be the order for some.  I know that I struggle (more times that I would like to admit) to make my faithfulness to God my top priority - that is, my faithfulness in my time and attention. I am working on that!!
Driving home from Mr. B's Memorial Service yesterday, I saw a beautiful rainbow through the raindrops - God's visual reminder of His creation and that He is faithful - He is ALWAYS there for us during the storms.  He is faithful to me, even when I am not deserving.  I am so thankful that He loves me in spite of myself!

We sang Great is Thy Faithfulness at the end of the Memorial Service - it was Mr. B's favorite hymn. 

What would I love to hear said to me when I enter His Kingdom?  "Well done, good and faithful servant!" (Matthew 25:23)

Have a wonderfully blessed week!

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