I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Busy Sad Day at Church

Our dear sister "M" in a happier time (Harvest Festival)
Today was a busy day at Church.  It reminded me of my stating in a prayer meeting that someday, according to the Spirit of Prophecy,  "near the end" the Church doors will fly open and suddenly and we will be flooded by all of those souls we've been praying for and others who have just been waiting for us to be prepared to receive them.  Could it be starting to happen?

But besides the pleasure in having so many folks to worship with there was a sadness and a tension that kept me from doing any sort of dance of praise.  Many individuals are burnt out after exhausting weeks of commuting, work, study, looking after small children alone, etc.  And most shocking and saddening for me was the announcement that my friend M. who had gone to Seattle to the Canadian embassy to be interviewed to apply for a Work Visa had been turned down.  It makes no sense to me.  Here we were, her sister, her brethren in Christ, all ready to do a dance of celebration with her, and poof! no party.  Her sister valiantly suggests that sometimes God closes one door before opening another... well, I'm anxious to see what that "other door" has behind it!

Update to the above:
So delighted to share the good news that 'Sister M' was only in Seattle for a couple of days before she received a call about a nanny-ing job in New York and flew off there to get to work pronto.  Do we serve a faithful God or what?

Thank you for your prayers, and on-going prayers are also appreciated!

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