All posts tagged: Jeremiah

Let Me Be Singing When the Evening Comes

At church yesterday we had an opportunity to share what we were thankful for in 2012. The response was not what I expected. Practically every person who garnered courage to stand up, walk to the front and level their mouth at the microphone shared a story of thankfulness despite and in the midst of hardship. Grief had touched so many people in our congregation last year. One young man said he was thankful for God’s faithfulness through the loss of his sister. One woman was thankful despite the loss of a dear friend through terminal illness – who died one day before she returned from overseas. Another was thankful for her daughter, even though she did not live beyond the womb. She was so thankful for that little life and the promise of holding her one day in heaven. A man approached the microphone and shared a similar story – that he and his wife had lost a son in 2012 and the first thing they did was drop to their knees and thank God for what …