Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Guest Room

I was cleaning up the Guest Room the other day. My Daughter and Grand-daughter came to visit for a couple of days. Her husband was able to join us on Saturday for pot roast before the 3 1/2 hour drive back to Alabama where they recently moved.

As I was freshening up the linens and putting things away; I couldn't help but think that some of my favorite people come and stay in this room. It suddenly became a place of great joy and comfort as I remembered the faces and laughter that was brought into the home when our family, friends, and guests come to stay.

God is good isn't He?

It reminds me of a story my Mother used to tell about the guests that had come to the home of a poor woman. She had been told in a dream that the Lord would visit her on this night. She waited patiently for His arrival only to be greeted with several unexpected guests throughout the night. She had little to offer as they came one by one seeking shelter, warmth, food, and clothing. She gave all she had and had no more to give.

As the evening grew to a close and she sat at the table with her head bowed low...tears silently slipping down her cheeks, she said, "Lord, I thought you were to come to me tonight..." Disappointed she blew out the candle and went to bed.

She was greeted, yet again, in a dream by the Lord who told her that He was each of the visitors that came to her that night and that she clothed, fed, and warmed Him throughout the evening. He went on to say that she had brought Him great joy and comfort in all that she did and He would never forget that special night with her.

I miss my daughter and her family very much...but I appreciate more than you can imagine the gift they bring to me when they come. The gifts of joy, laughter, and love.

How blessed I am and how I appreciate all that He gives.

Blessings my friends,
Colleen

1 comment:

  1. What a great way of regarding your guest room. God bless. :)

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