Monday, June 1, 2009

30 days

Deuteronomy 34:8 (New International Version)
8 The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.


Well, don't think for a minute I'm comparing my garage to Moses, but turning to the Word today and thinking about how hurt I've been over the garage fire, I searched for what God had to say about weeping and mourning. That's when I found the passage quoted above. And then I found another:

Numbers 20:29 (New International Version)
29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days
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It occurred to me that 30 days is time enough to grieve over my material losses. Yes, it hurt me, but God has reminded me over and over that the sun has come up each day after that and a new day has been given to me. I praise God for His blessings. Praise Him for his protecting hand, praise Him for how much He loves us all.

2 comments:

Just Joni said...

Phyllis! It's so wonderful to see a new post, I've really been wondering about you and yes, 30 days is plenty of time to mourn material things. There is so much more to celebrate beyond those objects we comfort ourselves with! You are truly blessed to have been protected...what's that saying? Every day is a gift to be unwrapped...something like that! Enjoy these days dear friend...smile, be happy and let God's grace assure you that everything will be just fine.

Hugs, great BIG hugs ~
Joni

kimberly said...

sometimes we just need time......for it to process and flow through us, and then we can go forward once again....aren't we so blessed to have a Father that understands that and us.....and is with us through it all.....never failing in His love.
love to you this new day, phyllis.
kimberly

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