As I write this, it is exactly seven years since my dear husband went to be with Jesus. And today for some reason I feel worse than on other previous similar anniversaries.
I write with a heavy heart and sadly overloaded, watery eyes. I am remembering our good times together and yes, our not-so-good times as well.
There is only one thing for it. Off to Wendy’s I go for a Wendy’s number 2 burger. This was always my honey’s favorite choice. In a strangely perverted way, it comforts me to sit in the restaurant and remember all our lingered lunches here.
I just checked Wendy’s web page and here is one of their tag lines.
People say you are what you eat.
Does that make us tender on the inside and crispy on the outside?
It hasn’t worked for me today. I am tender both inside and out with the hurting. And as always, God speaks the truth we need to hear.
Then Eliphaz from Teman spoke up: “Would you mind if I said something to you? Under the circumstances, it’s hard to keep quiet. You yourself have done this plenty of times, spoken words that clarify, encouraged those who were about to quit. Your words have put stumbling people on their feet, put fresh hope in people about to collapse. But now you’re the one in trouble—you’re hurting! You’ve been hit hard and you’re reeling from the blow. But shouldn’t your devout life give you confidence now? Shouldn’t your exemplary life give you hope? (Job 4:1-6, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, thank you for reminding me of the many words I’ve spoken to others and the clear word to take them onto myself once more. Amen.