I've been somewhat drifting along in those prayers since losing Emmett, but I was reminded of some important truths last night at church where we're studying the impact of the gospel on our everyday lives. If you're interested, you can listen to the series called "Everyday Gospel" here at http://gccnashville.org/resources/past-events/. Our pastor reminded us in Romans 5:5 that "God has poured his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." It was good to be reminded that the primary ministry of the Holy Spirit is to remind us that God has loved us completely, enough to die for us while we were still his enemies (vs. 8). I am once again encouraged to see the amazing love of God as a beautiful love story, and for now, that is what I need.
So I keep going, encouraged by the reminders of God's love. Knowing that when I do not walk in grief, I so often forget my need to be reminded of his love. I continue to find these small blessings and realize that I am being held by the love of God. I will close the words to a favorite hymn:
(If you're interested, check out this version (one of my favorite arrangements) by a friend of ours at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ebenezer-a-collection-hymns/id441293354?ign-mpt=uo%3D4%2522%2520target%253D%2522itunes_store%2522 )